Bean 'Tiger's Eye' (Organic)
A popular cooking bean from southern South America, some say 'Tiger's Eye' originated in Chile, while others say Argentina, but regardless of its origin, it is popular with cooks because of its thin skin and creamy pulp. Exclusive to Diggers, from just a handful of seeds preserved in our Seed Vault, The Diggers Club has been able to reintroduce this heirloom bush bean and share its culinary qualities with gardeners, chefs and home gourmets. A beautiful dried bean of exceptional flavour and consistency. Popular for use as refried beans.
Fast growing tender annuals, beans perform best in warm, sunny positions. Shallow rooted vegetables, beans require regular watering. Their ideal soil will be enriched with organic matter, be neutral to alkaline and also have some potassium applied prior to sowing. Climbing and pole beans require support, while bush beans are self-supporting. Sow seed direct when soil temperature is between 16-29 degrees C and there is no likelihood of frost. Seed should germinate within 6-15 days and seedlings should be protected from snails and slugs. Water regularly and when plants start cropping, pick daily to maximise your harvest. At the end of the season, compost plants to add nitrogen back into your soil.