Very drought tolerant and prolific plant.
4 to 8 days to germinate. Sprawling bush/semi-climbing growth habit - more prolific with a trellis, but not necessary. Extremely drought tolerant. Does not like overwatering. Cut water once established. Be attentive to harvest timing - beans left on the vine too long may pop open/sprout/rot. Sandy loam. South facing. Northern California coastal.
CROP SIZE AT HARVEST: 1/4"
CROP YIELD PER PLANT:
COLOR AT HARVEST: White
Very small beans are high in protein. They cook slowly (twice as long as most dry beans) and must be soaked. Worth it.
The Mediterranean climate is characterized by warm dry summers and mild, wet winters. As a result, areas with this climate receive almost all of their precipitation during their winter, autumn and spring seasons, and may go anywhere from 4 to 6 months during the summer without having any significant precipitation.