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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Alicante'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Alicante

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Bush

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 22, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

From Seminis, which offers this description: "Alicante is a bush bean well suited for the gourmet fresh market. Its pods are round, dark green, and average 5.5 inches long. Seed quality is excellent. Alicante has shown very good yield potential and is resistant to bean common mosaic virus and Anthracnose. Sets are concentrated high on its upright plant."



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