$5.00 – $100.00
Vigorous upright growth habit. Dark green pods, excellent flavored beans.
Calima Bean History
(Phaseolus vulgaris) Early long-podded green bean from France. Vigorous upright growth habit. Almost impossible to find outside of Europe, we have secured a solid supply of beans for this season. Extremely well suited for market growers and products that require only the highest quality. Dark green pods, 7-8″ long, excellent flavor. Unique coffee colored seeds. Good disease resistance. 50-55 days.
Growing Calima Bean Seed
Sow the seeds of bush beans 1 inch deep and 2 inches apart in rows 18 to 24 inches apart. Once the plants are growing well, thin them to 6 inches. For the longest harvest, succession plant bush beans every two to three weeks, or until about two months before the first expected fall frost. When growing green beans pick a site with at least eight hours of daily sun and moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Raised beds are ideal, but green beans can also be grown in pots and planters. For bush beans, choose a large window box or a pot that’s at least 15 inches in diameter. For pole beans, the container should be at least 18 inches in diameter. Fill pots with a mixture of high quality potting mix and compost.
Preserving And Storing Calima Bean Plant
- Wash and trim the green beans.
- Cut your green beans into bite-sized pieces if you want (this step is completely optional!).
- Blanch the beans for 3 minutes, and then plunge them into ice water.
- Drain your green beans, pat them dry, and spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze until solid.
- Transfer frozen beans to your containers of choice (more on that next!), and freeze until use.
Calima Green Beans Recipe
These green beans will be the standout on any plate. You won’t need to bother blanching the green beans—this dish magically comes together in one skillet. The recipe requires a bit of patience and some stirring, but it’s 100 percent worth the effort. Keep this recipe handy, because it goes with just about everything!
Green Bean Nutrition
Green Beans Have The Following Nutritional Values:
- Vitamin A
- C Vitamin
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin E
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