Scientific Name: Phaseolus Vulgaris
Description: Beans originated in the Americas, came to Europe at the time of discovery and belong to the pea, broad bean, lentil and chickpea family. It is one of the most diverse cultures, there are about 56 species belonging to the genus Phaseolus.
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- Avoid constipation,
- Helps fight anaemia,
- Very rich in nutrients.
Planting Tips: Sow directly to the definitive site. Germination usually occurs within 5 to 10 days. To prevent the bean from growing on the ground it is useful to create a system to support the plants, through sticks, reeds, wires, nets, among others.
Soil: Preferably grow the beans in soil rich in organic matter that is well drained and fertile. The pH should be between 6 and 6.5.
Exposure / Temperature: Very bright with direct sunlight. In regions with higher solar radiation may be partially shaded. It is a frost sensitive culture.
Irrigation: It is important to water regularly so as not to let the soil dry out, especially from flowering.
Harvest: Beans begin to produce 60 to 90 days of pods, also known as green beans. Later, when the beans begin to develop inside the pod and after drying it is possible to harvest them.
Life cycle: Annual.