Masai is part of the Phaseolus genus and is a Bean variety. Its scientific name is Phaseolus vulgaris 'Masai'.
Bush type. PVP#9300155 issued to Syngenta Seeds, Inc.
Date filed: 03/08/1993, Certificate Issued 07/31/1997
Years protected: 20
This variety is an Vegetable
that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial
, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Masai normally grows to a max height of 1.30 feet
(40.0 cm metric).
Masai Bean is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Masai
Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Masai is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Masai are Zone 5 and Zone 13. Masai tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 6.0 and 6.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil.
Growing Masai from seed
Ensure a distance of 3.9 inches
(10.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 1.95 inches
(5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F
to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Masai about 14 days after your last frost date.
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Masai is a tender plant.