The Amazing 27-day Bean!

Posted on 19 January 2023

In our latest crop trials at the Canobi AgTech in-house lab, we grew these yellow wax beans (variety: ‘Gold Rush’) from seed in an astonishing 27 days! That’s half the advertised time-to-harvest for this variety of beans.

We direct-seeded the beans into the grow system — developed in collaboration with our partners GROWPIPES — on November 14th, 2022. This picture was taken on December 11th, 2022, just 27 days later!

This trial was part of our ongoing efforts to experiment with new varieties and push the limits of productivity for food crops in a high-density controlled-environment vertical farming system.

We’re still working on perfecting our growing recipe for these beans and other crops; once we have them completely dialed in, the grow recipes will be available as part of Canobi’s Subscription to Success Plan. Canobi’s monitoring and automation technology means consistently replicating top-notch results for your best crop, every time. Other food crops we’re continuing to experiment with include: tomatoes, peppers, celery, and even carrots and beets. Root vegetables in a hydroponic or aeroponic grow system — why not?

Stay tuned for more exciting news from the Canobi grow lab coming soon!