Agate Pinto

Agate Pinto Dry Bean ECO

(92 days) Mostly bush prolific pinto with medium-sized slightly flattened mottled beans of rich spicy flavor and creamy texture. Does well in the short seasons of the north. Hailed as a breakthrough when introduced in 1982 by Rogers Bros. who crossed Ouray with UI 114, then selected to dwarf most of the typical vininess out of pintos, making Agate easy to harvest. An occasional plant (less than 5%) will still send out sprawling runners. Excessive nitrogen can induce additional vining. Quick cooking, essential bean in Mexican cuisine. Widely adaptable. Resists CBMV. BACK!

366 Agate Pinto ECO
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A: 2oz for $3.00  
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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. Avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases.

Allow pods to dry on the vine until pressing the beans with your fingernail leaves no indentation. If heavy or prolonged rain threatens when nearly dry, pull plants by the roots and hang them in a dry place to finish or pick pods, shell and finish drying indoors.