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Borlotto (Borlotti) Italian Bean

Borlotto (Borlotti) Italian Bean

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70 days — 'Borlotto', also known as 'Borlotti' or 'Tongues of Fire', is an heirloom Italian-type bush bean. The plants are sturdy, erect, and reach about twenty four inches in height.

Like other Italian beans, the pods are flattened in shape. 'Borlotto' pods are pale-green in color, mottled with rosy-red. The beans are best harvested when they are about five inches long at the young, tender stage, just as the seeds start to swell in the pods.

The seeds are a creamy-tan color mottled with maroon. Each ounce is approximately 40 seeds.
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Planting Instructions:
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.