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Monos Negros

Monos Negros Dry Bean

(90 days) Open-pollinated. The name means ‘black monkeys’ in Spanish. Marina Davis brought this small heirloom black bean to our attention. Plant economy and extreme earliness are its primary assets. Plants neither sprawl, twine nor get moldy. Monos ripens much earlier than Black Turtle, but with not quite as rich flavor. Seed originally collected by Will Bonsall from Salvadoran immigrants in Vassalboro, Maine.
Item Discounted
358A: 2oz for $2.50  
358B: 8oz for $8.50  
358C: 1lb for $16.00  
358D: 5lb for $65.00  
358E: 10lb for $115.00   ($109.25)
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Shell and Dry Beans

Phaseolus vulgaris 2 oz packet sows 25 ft; 1 lb, 200 ft. All bush beans except where noted.

Culture: In conditions of high nitrogen fertility some bush beans may develop vines in moist hot weather. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3–4 seeds/ft in rows 24–30" apart. Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases.

Harvest shell beans when the beans are plump inside pods. For dry beans allow pods to dry on the vine until pressing the beans with your fingernail leaves no indentation. If heavy rains threaten just before maturity, pull plants by the roots and hang them in a dry place to finish or pick pods, shell and finish drying indoors.