King of the Early Bush Bean Seeds


An old oval Maine heirloom dry bean. Beautiful deep burgundy-red bean with mottled specks. Very reliable, early, productive and it swells up large when cooked. Very similar to Taylor Horticulture beans yet, these are a darker burgundy colour with specks. 80-90 dtm for dry beans.

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King of the Early Beans: A Timeless Heirloom Treasure for Your Garden

This bean is a unique heirloom variety known for its distinct characteristics and cultivation requirements. This bean belongs to the species Phaseolus vulgaris and is often used for baking. It is renowned for its early ripening and productive nature.

Appearance: These beans are large, meaty, and have a mottled red and tan color.
Uses: Ideal for a variety of dishes such as chili, refried beans, baked beans, soups, and salads. When soaked, they expand several times their original size. Each bean is a work of art as the “King of the Early” bean is versatile and adaptable.
Growth Habit: This variety is a bush bean, which means it grows in a compact form and generally does not require support structures like trellises.
Cultivation: The seeds should be sown directly after the last frost date when the soil has warmed up. They should be planted 1 inch deep and 3 inches apart in rows that are 2–3 feet apart. The plant requires full sun and regular watering every 2-3 days.
Maturity and Harvest: The “King of the Early” bean typically reaches maturity in 80-90 days. The beans are harvested when they turn brown and dry.
Given its characteristics, this bean is particularly suited for gardeners looking for an early-harvest variety that’s versatile in the kitchen.

Perfect for gardeners who value both the aesthetic and practical aspects of their plants, the “King of the Early” bean is more than just food; it’s a piece of horticultural heritage. Bring this heirloom treasure into your garden and kitchen, and partake in the legacy of generations of farmers and chefs.


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King of The Early Rare Heirloom Bush Bean from Garden Faerie Botanicals small Canadian seed company. An amazing mottled red dry bean. Quick to produce and prolific. 70 days to maturity.King of the Early Bush Bean Seeds

Availability: 3 in stock

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