BEANS RED KIDNEY BEAN TOTALLY PROLIFIC AND EASY TO GROW! GREAT FOR CHILLI, TACOS, STEWS, SOUPS AND SALADS! $1.30 $1.00

RED KIDNEY BEAN ‘PROLIFIC’ IS A HUGE SUPPLIER OF BEAUTIFUL NUTRITIOUS KIDNEY BEANS AND GROWING YOUR OWN IS SO EASY! GREAT FOR CHILLI, STEWS, SOUPS AND MORE!

Description
Kidney beans, like most bean varieties, like a fertile, well-drained soil. Excess nitrogen creates problems because it increases leaf growth at the expense of flowers and bean pods so no need to add fertilizer.

Unlike some beans that can be used as green or shell beans, kidney beans are primarily used as a dry bean. The seeds will become clearly visible as they swell within the pod. Let them ripen until fully dry before harvest. If rain threatens, harvest and hang upside down in a dry shed or garage to finish drying. Thresh beans seeds from pods.

Cooked Beans Only Kidney beans contain a toxin that can cause severe gastrointestinal distress. The toxin is neutralized by cooking and is not present in the dried form of the bean. To cook raw kidney beans, boil for 30 minutes do not use a slow cooker, as the higher temperature is required to neutralize the toxin.

Grow Notes
These are climbing beans so the vines will need a medium to climb over; trellis, A-frame or fence are all popular solutions.

Sow directly into a rich soil and keep mulched to improve water retention. When sowing do not allow soil to get too wet as beans can rot.

Pick regularly to encourage more growth. Pods are best eaten when young and tender. Let pods fully mature if growing for dried beans.

Sow
Sow direct at 1cm depth spaced 12cm apart in Spring after chances of frost have passed or early Summer. Rows should be spaced 50cm apart and be in full sun, with well-drained soil.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Germination
7-10 days at 21-30°C

Maturity
95 days to maturity, Annual plant.

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Seed Count: 14
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