Aunt Doll Bean
Aunt Doll Bean
A 2013 Victory Seed Company Introduction
Working with the family of "Aunt Doll" to get this old heirloom into the hands of other gardeners is another example of our core mission in action.
80 days — The productive vines of 'Aunt Doll' beans are vigorous and productive. According to Sammie Long of Tennessee who sent us this bean, "This is a green stick pole been that has been handed down in my family for over a hundred years. The pods are long and flat (up to twelve inches in length) and approximately one inch wide. These bean are good as a green or dried bean and as leather britches. Two, sixty foot rows will produce and average of eight to twelve bushels per growing season." Each packet contains one ounce, which is approximately 50 seeds.
Beans prefer well-drained, rich soil in a sunny location. Make sure you keep them well watered in the summer heat.
Beans are a tender vegetable and you should not plant them until all danger of frost has passed and the soil remains above 65ºF. Sow seeds 1-1½ inches deep, every two to three inches. Bush-type beans do not require support.
For seed saving, allow pods to remain on the plant until they are brittle and open easily. However, if you live in an area with a short growing season, harvest as close to dry as possible and finish drying indoors. Rain and freezing temps will damage beans.
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