The plants grow about 12 to 15 inches tall, remaining very compact, and bear pods that hang down straight to touch the ground. The flowers are pale pink, yielding long, flat stringless pods about 4 1/2 to 6 inches long. There are normally 4 to 5 seeds per pod, oval in shape, and very dark red when ripe. The beans ripen in 70 days and are therefore considered one of the best for short-season areas, hence the immense popularity of this variety in New England.

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Product Description

Lows Champion Bean (Dwarf Cranberry)

  • 60 seeds
  • Open pollinated
  • Heirloom
  • Determinate
  • Distance between plants – 3-6″
  • Distance between rows – 2′
  • Full sun
  • Water every 2-3 days
  • Days to maturity – 70 days
  • Days to germination – 6-10 days
  • Height – 6-12″
  • Phaseolus Vulgaris
  • Germination rate – 68%

Sow: Direct seed after last frost

Harvest: After 70 days and the bean is brown and dry

This popular New England bush bean was introduced in 1884 by the Aaron Low Seed Company of Boston. The American Garden (1889, 57) suggested that the bean was an entirely new variety created, as Low himself claimed, by crossing a wax bean with a “green bean.” Later field tests revealed that it was merely an old strain of the Dwarf Cranberry Bean under a new name. Its popularity, however, is still widespread, and for bean flavor, it has few peers both as a shelly bean and as a snap bean.

The plants grow about 12 to 15 inches tall, remaining very compact, and bear pods that hang down straight to touch the ground. The flowers are pale pink, yielding long, flat stringless pods about 4 1/2 to 6 inches long. There are normally 4 to 5 seeds per pod, oval in shape, and very dark red when ripe. The beans ripen in 70 days and are therefore considered one of the best for short-season areas, hence the immense popularity of this variety in New England.

(Source Motherearthnews.com)

Seeds bought from Heritage Harvest Seeds farm and grown on the Noyau farm

Additional Information

Weight 0.002 kg
Dimensions 8.255 x 0.3 x 11.43 cm