Skunk bean (Phaseolus vulgaris var. 'Skunk')
Rare, resistant and very productive variety, formerly cultivated by the Iroquois. The plant can climb up to 2 meters in height and produces white and purple flowers. Young, the beans can be eaten as small green beans. Its name means skunk in English. Indeed, its magnificent beans are speckled with black and white spots, or sometimes entirely black. Their flat shape is reminiscent of lima beans. When ripe, they are ideal for making soups. Personally, we have tested them in baked beans, and they are delicious mixed with Kahnawake Mohawk. This bean was rediscovered in Chester, Vermont and saved by Gail Flagg of Fort Kent, Maine (USA). Perfect for the three sisters, to grow with Canada Croockneck squash.
Latin name: Phaseolus vulgaris var. 'skunk'
Common names: Climbing bean, skunk bean.
English: Skunk Bean, Chester Bean, Flagg Bean
MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
Avoid handling or removing weeds when the beans are wet to prevent the spread of disease.
|Plant type: Annual|
|Quantity: Envelope of about 25 seeds|
|Exposure: Full sun|
|Soil: All types of soils|
|Sowing: Directly in the garden|
|Days to maturity: 50 to 60 days|
|Germination: 5 to 10 days|
|Plant spacing: 8 cm|
|Row spacing: 30 cm to 35 cm|
|Depth: 2 cm|
|Width: 20 cm|
|Height: 2 m|
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