Approximately 3 - 5 seeds per gram.
80 – 100 days for dry beans. Open Pollinated. Bush type plant produces good yields of beans. Excellent choice for home gardens. The Orca bean is also known as "Calypso Bean" or the “Yin Yang” bean. An heirloom bean from Mexico which are a natural type of kidney bean hybrid. It is a distinctive coloured bean with its striking contrast of black and white. Beans grow on a sturdy bush type plant that averages 38-45cm (15-18”) tall with a spread that is 40-51cm (16-20”) wide. Usually there are 4-5 beans per pod. Orca beans double in size when cooked and have a smooth texture: 1 cup of dried beans = 2 cups of cooked beans. Excellent for soups and cooked beans.
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.