Dry Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Vermont Cranberry'

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

51 to 60 days

61 to 70 days

71 to 80 days

Bloom Color:

Pink

White/Near White

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 pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Canoga Park, California

Clovis, California

Miami, Florida

Bethelridge, Kentucky

Salisbury, New Hampshire

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Elgin, Texas

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 9, 2006, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I grew the bush version. It produces very pretty pods with tasty shelly beans.

Positive

On Dec 28, 2003, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have grown this bean since the 60's (pole variety). It should be noted this bean is available in both the bush and pole variety. My seed have been handed down in my family for generations, it's my favorite shell bean. Easy to grow on 6' to 8' poles, very prolific.