We planted Muffet Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) seeds, they are a delightful little variety of heirloom bean.
The internet references a large bean called 'Muffet bean' that was bred in the Goulburn region around 1827. The brief descriptions I can find sound very different from my Muffet bean. My Muffet bean is a short bean plant that gives reasonable yields of regular sized green bean pods.
The following were
the days to maturity for Muffet beans. Being in Australia, all dates
are written in the format of Day/Month/Year.
Seeds planted 23/10/2016 Day 0
Germinated 31/10/2016 Day 8
Flowered 12/12/2016 Day 50
Harvest start 28/12/2016 Day 66
This year my Muffet beans and many other crops were almost entirely covered with Rutherglen bugs (Nysius vinitor), this has meant that the crops were much smaller and a bit later than normal.
For a full list of vegetable days to maturity please click here.