Bush Dry Bean, Rosso di Lucca (Organic)

Phaseolus vulgaris. Rosy Speckled. 90 days.

Very productive and early bean. Beautiful rosy red, oblong beans with dark stripes and speckles. Said by growers in Italy to have a rich delicious flavor, pairing well with other strong flavors such as garlic, sage and rich fruity olive oil. We agree and love to use it as a replacement for kidney beans. Seed Ambassador Kayla Preece collected this variety in 2006 from Agricultori Custodi, a seed preservation group in Tuscany, Italy.

Seed produced by White Oak Farm in Albany, Oregon.


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Direct sow 1″ deep May through June in rows that are 1′ apart. Thin seedlings to 3-6″ spacing. Protect early sowings from frost. Stop irrigating in early August. Harvest beans from pods that are fully dry. Shell by hand, by dancing, or by driving on beans spread on a tarp. Winnow to clean. Test for dryness with a hammer – dry beans shatter.

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Some cross-pollination may occur, but beans mostly self-pollinate. For more info on growing dry beans, check out our blog post at: seedambassadors.org/we-love-growing-dry-beans-you-might-too/

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  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Mary Deem

    Excellent producer

    Mary Deem

    Where did you grow this variety? Midwestern US

    This was one of the most productive bush beans in my garden. It germinates very quicklly, even in coolish soil. I have planted this in mid april for two years in a row, in southern Indiana…and it always germinates very quickly. It does very well, even in the poorest worst clay…and I have extremely heavy clay soil. This bean produces a wonderful ‘bean broth’…and the beans are fantastic tasting. Really creamy but also very hearty. Once you taste these, you will never go back to kidney beans 😉

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