Thursday, April 25, 2013

Seed To Table: Bean Bush - Calypso

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"Whether you call them Calypso, the Yin Yang bean because of its unique design or the orca bean because it looks like a tiny killer whale, this unusual dry bean is pretty and delicious. Each bean has black and white markings with a contrasting dot. Cooked beans have a smooth texture and mild flavor that takes on the flavors in your favorite soup or stew. Each pod produces 4-5 seeds."

When to sow outside:
1 to 2 weeks after last frost when soil begins to warm 

When to start inside:
Not recommended 

Special Germination Instructions:
Seeds germinate best in warm soil 

Planting Guidelines:
Days to emerge: 3-10 days 
Seed depth: 1"
Seed Spacing: 2 seeds every 4"
Row Spacing: 18"-36"
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 plant every 4"


botanical interests, bean bush calypso, garden, seed, yin yang, orca bean

botanical interests, bean bush calypso, garden, seed, yin yang, orca bean

botanical interests, bean bush calypso, garden, seed, yin yang, orca bean

botanical interests, bean bush calypso, garden, seed, yin yang, orca bean

botanical interests, bean bush calypso, garden, seed, yin yang, orca bean

botanical interests, bean bush calypso, garden, seed, yin yang, orca bean

botanical interests, bean bush calypso, garden, seed, yin yang, orca bean


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