Best soil for Pinto seeds

Asked March 4, 2018, 12:24 AM EST

Hi, I want to transfer the sprouted pinto seeds into a pot.I would like to know what will be the best soil and fertilizer that can be used for pinto seeds? Thanks

Dallas County Texas

3 Responses

Hello, This is what I found for Pinto Beans.

Soil Preferences

Deep, well drained, fertile sandy loam. Avoid clay loams unless well drained.

Optimum Growing Conditions

Day temperatures 80-90°F and night temperature above 65°F, use windbreaks.

Establishment Methods Planting Method
Direct seeded
Optimum Time
4-6 weeks after last average frost date or seed zone soil temperatures above 60°F
Seeding rate
60-80 lbs/acre (70,000-90,000 plants/acre)
Approx seed/oz
Seeding depth
Sandy loams - 2-2.5" Loamy sands - 2.5-3" Clay loams - 1-1.5"
Seedling spacing
2 rows on 40" wide bed 3-5 plants/row ft.

Fertile soils produce highest yields and highest quality pinto beans. Beans grown on soils that contain low to medium levels of nitrogen and/or phosphorus respond to fertilization. Excessive soil nitrogen causes succulent vine growth, delays maturity, and favors disease. Excessive soil phosphorus interferes with uptake of ...
Hope this helps, Good Luck.

Thanks a lot for all the great information.Very much appreciate it.

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