Bean, Lina Sisco's Bird Egg
- Bush bean
- Tan beans with maroon markings
- Dry or Horticultural bean
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
Bean, Lina Sisco's Bird Egg Description
Lina Sisco was one of the six original members of Seed Savers Exchange when it was founded in 1975.
According to Lina, this heirloom bean was brought to Missouri by covered wagon in the 1880s by her grandmother and was then grown by her family for generations.
Beans were domesticated in the Americas thousands of years ago and serve as a protein in the diet of humans and animals.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into warm soil after the last spring frost. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.
Space your seeds 2-4 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds around 1 inch deep.
As this plant grows it may need support in the form of a trellis to keep the vines off the ground. You won't need to fertiize this crop in order to get a healthy yield.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.