Monos Negros

Monos Negros Dry Bean ECO

(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.

358 Monos Negros ECO
Item Discounted
A: 2oz for $3.00  
B: 8oz for $11.00  
C: 1lb for $19.00  
D: 5lb for $75.00  
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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.