50 days — 'Gaia' is a Romano-type bean that grows eighteen to twenty inches tall and produces flattened pods that are five to seven inches in length. The green pods can be harvested as any string bean and steamed or boiled. The younger that they are harvested, the less of a string you will contend with.
The seeds are brown and of a good size so optionally, you can allow the pods to remain on the plants and harvest and use them as a dry bean; they make a nice soup.
Originally bred and introduced by Dr. Alan "Mushroom" Kapuler of Peace seeds. We obtained our original seed sample from him in 2002. Each packet contains one ounce, which is approximately 80 seeds.