Fast Lady Northern

Fast Lady Northern Shell & Dry Bean - Sustainably Grown

(65 days shell, 90 days dry) Open-pollinated. Phaseolus unguiculata Where else but in the south would this cowpea be called a lady pea? Well, probably now in the north since Carol Deppe has selected this small white bean to mature quickly in cool summers. The easy-to-pick, easy-to-shell 7–8" yellow pods grow upright on bushy semi-erect plants that impede mold. Beautiful yellow flowers attract pollinators who feast on the nectar. Pick these fast ladies early for shellies, or let them fully mature into dry beans—they have a creamy texture and a reputation for cooking quickly without a pre-soak. OSSI. Breeder Royalties. Especially attractive to pollinators.


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Beans

Culture: Legumes have moderate fertility needs. Excessive nitrogen may induce some varieties to 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. White-seeded beans usually don’t germinate as well as dark-seeded. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°. Optimal range 60–80°. Optimal temperature 77°.

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.