Organic Lina Sisco’s Bird Egg Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
This burgundy-speckled bush bean was donated to the Seed Savers Exchange by Lina Sisco, one of the organization’s original members. Sisco’s grandmother brought the longtime family heirloom to Missouri by covered wagon in the 1880s.
- 40 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Maturity: 85 days
- Direct sow 1-1 ½” deep in full sun after danger of frost has passed. Beans need soil temperatures between 75-85° F to sprout.
- Space plants 3-6” apart; space row 2-3’ apart.