Champlain Vachon Bean
This bush bean, meant to be eaten dry, was shared with us by Mr. Vachon at a Seedy Saturday, in 2017.
He told us that his great-grandfather, Champlain Vachon, lived in Abitibi, QC, on Abenaki land. Did he obtain those beans from them? Regardless, the Vachon family has been growing them ever since, handing it down from father to son. Very similar to Early Mohawk beans.
Package: 30 seeds
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Latin name : Phaseolus vulgaris var. nana
Common names : Bean, bush bean
French : Haricot nain, haricot sec, légumineise
Family : Fabaceae
Plant type : Annual
Height : 30 cm
Width : 30 cm
Days to maturity : 100 days (dry)
Sowing : Directly in the garden after the last frost
Depth : 2 cm
Germination : 5-10 days
Exposure : Sunny
Planting : Directly in the garden after the last frost, usually in early June for Montreal
Plant spacing : 15 cm
Row spacing : 30-35 cm
Watering : Regular
Care and other considerations :
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