Bean - Pinto
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- Category: Vegetable
- Type: Bean
- Variety: Pinto
- Family: Legumes
- Botanical Name: Phaseolus Vulgaris
- Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
- Growing Difficulty: 4
- Soil PH: 6.0 to 7.0
- Fertilizer Requirements: 5-10-10
- Soil Type: Moist, Well-Draining
- Germination (days): 8 to 14
- Soil Temp for Germination: 70-80°F
- Lighting Conditions: Full Sun
- Days to Maturity: 60 – 90
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Distance Apart (in row): 4-6"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
DIRECT SOW AFTER DANGER OF LAST FROST
2-3 WEEKS BEFORE DANGER OF LAST FROST
Plant when soil temperatures are between 70° and 80°F, otherwise the seeds may rot in the ground.
Water regularly and avoid getting the leaves wet to prevent disease.
Stagger planting by starting new seeds every two weeks to provide an endless supply of fresh beans all summer long.
Pinto Beans are relatively easy to grow and offer a great source of protein to compliment many dishes. Use them in soups and stews, as a side dish, or mash them to make refried beans.
Bush Bean crops tend to come on all at once, unlike their cousins (pole beans). Most gardeners prefer to wait until the pods and seeds have reached full maturity (same as seed harvesting). This way the beans may be dried and stored for use in many future meals. Some gardeners, however, will pick part of their Pinto bean crop early to use as fresh snap green beans. You can do this as soon as the pods are firm enough to 'snap'.
Allow some of your plants to complete growing and your bean pods to dry out and harden. Remove the pods from the plants and lay them out to dry in a warm dry place for at least two weeks. After you have allowed the bean pods to dry, you can store the beans within the pods or shell the pods to store your beans in a cool dry place.