Seed Freaks - Bean - Borlotti - Red Rooster
Seed Freaks – Bean – Borlotti – Red Rooster
BEAN: RED ROOSTER
Red and cream mottling on the pod and seed. Eat young & stringless or leave on the bush to dry before harvesting. Store after beans bashed with a hammer shatter rather than smoosh. Use dried beans in soups, Mexican dishes, & casseroles.
WHEN TO PLANT
Cool Climate: After risk of frost: OCT, NOV, DEC, JAN
Temperate: SEP – MAR
Sub – Tropical: APR, AUG – NOV
Tropical: MAR – AUG
Arid: MAR, APR, MAY, SEPT OCT, NOV
Rich, well-drained soil
Direct sow 5cm deep-water once after sowing and not again till they germinate.
Space 10-15cm apart. Leave on the bush to dry before harvesting.
Beans are ready to store when they smash rather than smoosh when hit with something hard
DAYS TO HARVEST
60 Days (fresh) 90 Days (dry).
APPROX 30 SEEDS
OPEN POLLINATED SEED 100% TASMANIAN GROWN