Blue Shackamaxon Pole Bean Seeds; organic + heirloom

Blue Shackamaxon Pole Bean Seeds; organic + heirloom

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One seed packet filled with wild magic: heirloom organic seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. An environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

In an effort to save on paper and ink, planting instructions can be found below. Printed instructions are available by selecting the option for our planting information postcard. A beautiful postcard including the main listing photo for this seed variety, plus detailed planting instructions on the back.

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{blue shackamaxon pole bean}
Phaseolus vulgaris
15+ seeds

Blue Shackamaxon is an heirloom variety grown and saved by the Lanape Tribe in Pennsylvania. With vines reaching 6 to 7 feet tall bearing rose-pink flowers, the bean pods are garnet red, fading to navy blue upon drying, and the beans themselves are deep navy/black. The dried beans can be used for any recipe calling for Mexican-style black beans. This easy to grow staple of the vegetable garden is a fabulous and prolific dry black bean, even in our Zone 4 temperatures.

{planting information}
Days to Germination: 8-10 days germination may take two weeks or more if soil temperatures are below 60 F. 
Days to Maturity: 85-105 days
Lifecycle: annual
Sunlight: full sun
Height: pole type 5-10 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft.
Bloom time: mid-summer, late-summer

{how to plant} 
Do not plant until danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Germination is poor when soil temperature is below 60 F. Cold air temperatures (even above freezing) can injure plants and reduce yields. Soaking beans to hasten germination may damage seeds. Do not start seeds inside, as beans do not like to be transplanted. 

Construct trellis, teepee, or single-pole support before seeding to avoid injurying plant roots later. Bamboo poles or saplings lashed together make easy, inexpensive supports. Do not locate trellis where it will shade other plants that need full sun. 

Plant seed one inch deep (deeper if soil is dry), in hills of four to six seeds at the base of each pole. Plant 3 inches apart in rows along the base of linear trellises. 

Seeds are packaged in 100% recycled, 20% post-consumer waste brown kraft envelopes. Thank you for recycling again.