Bean - Jacobs Cattle

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Product code:

BB23114A (25.0 g 35-45 seeds)

Approximately 1-2 seeds per gram.

Phaseolus vulgaris


An old-time bean from the New England state. Jacob Cattle beans are slightly kidney-shaped and have a distinctive, white and maroon-mottled color. These beans have long been a staple for baked beans and soups. This early, bush variety is also good as a snap bean. Plants have a bush habit which grows between 51-61 cm (20-24”) tall, with a spread of 45-51 cm (18-20”) wide. This variety cooks in half the time of most dry beans. Reliable early yields makes them popular for short seasons. An Open pollinated variety.


Growing Instructions:


Beans Direct sow seeds after the last frost, when soil temperatures have reached at least 16°C (60°F). Select a location that receives full sun. Sow seeds 2.5-5cm (1-2”) deep, spaced 8-15cm (3-6”) apart in rows spaced 45-75cm (18-30”) apart. Keep soil evenly moist to promote germination. Seeds should sprout in 7-10 days. Thin seedlings to 15-20cm (6-8”) apart when they are 5-10cm (2-4”) tall. Bush 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. Bush beans can be harvested as snap beans when the pods are still tender and young. Harvest regularly to encourage more production. Bush beans typically reach maturity in 50-60 days.

Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil that is fertile. Soil pH: 6.0-7.5 Planting Depth: Sow seeds 2.5-5cm (1-2”) deep. Germination: 7-10 days. Height at Maturity: 30-60cm (12-24”) tall. Days to Maturity: 50-60 days. Watering: Keep soil evenly moist. Sun/Shade: Full sun. Spacing after Thinning: Thin seedlings to 15-20cm (6-8”) apart.