Bean - Painted Pony

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BB23045A (25.0 g 60-75 seeds)

Approximately 2-3 seeds per gram.
Phaseolus vulgaris
The Painted Pony is also known as the Mare Brown bean.  An heirloom bean type that is a multi-purpose bean. It can be picked for a green snap bean at about 55-60 days or left to mature for 85-90 days for use as a dry bean. The half brown and half white kidney-shaped bean gives rise to its name. A very sturdy bush habit that grows to 40-45 cm (16-18") tall with a 40-45 cm (16-18”) spread. A very prolific producer of stringless pods.  The dry beans retain much of their markings when cooked. 


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.