- 60 seeds
- Open pollinated
- Distance between plants – 3-6″
- Distance between rows – 18-24′
- Full sun
- Water every 2-3 days
- Days to maturity – 80-90 days
- Days to germination – 6-10 days
- Height – 18″
- Phaseolus Vulgaris
- Germination rate – 70%
Sow: Direct seed after last frost
Harvest: After 90 days and the bean is brown and dry
An old heirloom Marrowfat type bean that has been grown by the Locke Family of Grand Manan, NB for 3 generations. Larry Locke’s grandfather Ashton was given some by a Miss Albertine Bancroft around 1920. Larry’s family has grown them ever since. The large white oval seeds are excellent for baking with wonderful flavor. (Source Heritage harvest seeds)
We have grown it on the farm here in Frelighsburg and it adapts very well to our climat, and needed very little maintenance or support. Great bean for kids as the plant stays small and are easy to harvest.
Seed bought from Heritage Harvest Seed farm and grown on Le Noyau’s farm.