Butterbean Cherokee Mix is a popular dwarf variety, with strong and upright growth of good yields of fleshy, oval, lemon coloured pods with an excellent flavour. In summer they reach maturity in approx. 55 days and are easy to grow on most cultivated soils, preferring a sunny position. Plant Height: 50-60cm
Sow vegetable seeds 25mm deep in dark damp soil - avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Sow 7-10cm apart, allowing 50cm between rows. Ensure the danger of frosts has passed and protect plants from wind.
Water well during dry periods and spray flowers with a fine rose on your watering can, this will help the pods to set.
Harvesting whilst young, will provide stringless beans.
Plant Butterbean Cherokee seeds in Spring and Summer. In warmer regions, sowing in Autumn is also ideal.
Additional fertiliser is generally not required as legumes produce their own nitrogen. Plants make an excellent soil improver.
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