Blue Jay beans are an early producing plant, with green pods. The beans are excellent as snap beans and as dry beans. The beans themselves are a mottled blue with beige color. On average, there are 7 seeds per pod.
Beans Direct sow seeds in early spring or fall, when soil temperatures have reached at least 8°C (46°F). Select a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Sow seeds 5-10cm (2-4”) deep, spaced 15-20cm (6-8”) apart in rows spaced 60-90cm (24-36”) apart. Keep soil evenly moist to promote germination. Seeds should sprout in 7-14 days. Thin seedlings to 20-25cm (8-10”) apart when they are 5-10cm (2-4”) tall. Broad beans prefer well-drained soil that is fertile and has a pH between 6.0 and 7.5. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer before planting and again after the first flowers appear. Broad beans can be harvested when the pods are fully developed, but still young and tender. Harvest regularly to encourage more production. Broad beans typically reach maturity in 90-100 days.