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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Capricorn'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Advanced Cultivar

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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

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


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No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BeanBreeder On Dec 16, 2002, BeanBreeder wrote:

Capricorn was developed by Dr. Ron Riley at Rogers Seed Company in the Mid 1990's. It is a fresh market shipper type bean that has been grown extensively in Georgia. Capricorn has good stress tolerance, especially to heat and over-saturated soils at planting. Pods are medium green, 5.8" (~14.7 cm) long, and 4 sieve (~9 mm) diameter. Capricorn has the dominant I gene that gives resistance to seed born Bean Common Mosaic Virus (BCMV). Capricorn is easy to grown and makes a nice garden bean with high yield.

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