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Missouri Bill Bean Organic

Missouri Bill Bean Organic


90 days. Missouri Bill came to us from the San Juan Islands off the Washington coast. Beautiful, cream colored seeds with crimson streaks are rich and hearty flavored when baked or incorporated into a winter stew. Bushy, 24-32 inch tall plants are productive and the rosy white flowers are quite attractive.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 50 seeds per ounce.
  • BN074/L
  • 1 oz Organic
  • $3.95

  • BN074/M
  • 2 oz Organic
  • $5.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per ounceFertilizer Needs
60-85°F8-161"N/A2-4"18-36"80%2-3 yearsListed per varietyLow

Phaseolus vulgaris Rich and flavorful beans are fiber-packed veggies that promote digestive health and are excellent sources of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals in the body. They are also nitrogen-fixing legumes; beans gather nitrogen from the air and load it into the soil to feed future crops.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Optimum soil pH is 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Coat seed with inoculant to increase yields

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed sows 10-20 row feet
• Grow Pole, Runner, and Yard Long beans on trellises

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Mexican bean beetles and bean weevils
Insect control: Pyrethrin or Azatrol
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at end of the year, 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Days to maturity are for the fresh shell stage
Shelling beans: Pick when fully formed but still soft and green
Dry beans: Harvest mature beans before pods begin to shatter in the field
• If weather prevents field drying, pull plants and dry inside on a tarp, turning pile daily for even drying
To thresh dry beans: When material is brittle dry, place material in bag and swing against a hard surface, or beat with a stick or rake on a tarp
• Make sure beans are fully dry, then store in a cool place
• Bean weevils may be eliminated by freezing the seed near 0°F for 2 weeks

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Worth Growing
Sep 16, 2013  |  By Sara Joyce
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i had very good luck with this variety. When they first came on we picked and blanched them to eat as an appetizer. now that they are fully developed i have started shucking and cooking the bean seeds without drying. they were excellent tasting. one packet gave me a double row of a 3x13 ft bed. Will raise again next year. The markings on the beans are beautiful!