Dry Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris '1500 Year Old Cave Bean'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: 1500 Year Old Cave Bean
Additional cultivar information:(aka New Mexico Cave Bean)
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Climbing

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

71 to 80 days

81 to 90 days

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 26, 2005, Galina from Northamptonshire
United Kingdom wrote:

Was too late for Central England. I had some pods, but could save few seeds only.