Bean Borlotto Lingua di Fuoco - Bush Type (56-6)

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SKU:
56-6
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Description

Description

Bean Borlotto Lingua di Fuoco — Tongue of Fire. Bush type shell bean for soups or fresh cooked beans. Plant after soil has warmed up (a week or so before setting out tomatoes). Plant 1 seed 1 inch deep every 2 inches, in rows 12 inches apart. Thin to one plant every 6 inches.  Harvest when beans are plump and pods have nice red and white color. 65-70 days. 50 gram packet, approximately 75 seeds.

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Reviews

Reviews (3)

Joyce 17th Jul 2019

Lingua di Fuoco

I plant seeds so I have a Christmas in summer. I just put in seeds, then forget what I plant and wait for the presents to grow. I bought a bunch of seeds from Seeds of Italy and one of them happened to be Borlotti beans which I love to eat. I had no idea how to grow them and being the lazy gardener I am, I just threw them in an area that gets part sun, part shade and no gardening TLC by me meaning no watering. A few weeks later I had forgotten I had even planted something there and, once something started to grow, even forgot what I had put in. At first I thought it was green beens so stuck int a discarded wire fence because these plants seemed to want to climb given they were trying to go up an Arbovitae tree adjacent to them. Since I thought they were green beans, I tried to bite into a raw one because I love raw green beans. Gag, I quickly realized they were not so I just let them continue to grow. Low and behold, they started to take on this beautiful variegated coloring so I went back to all my discarded bags of seeds I planted and realize they were Borlotti beans. I started harvesting them and shelling them and freezing the beans until I had a huge bag of them. Finally, when they were all harvested, I cooked this lovely batch of beans and ate the entirety of them just in their cooking water with some olive oil drizzled over them and a little salt and pepper. They were the best beans I ever had.

29th Aug 2017

Lovely beans

Germination a little uneven but the plants that grew produced beautiful, large beans.

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SKU:
56-6

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