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Product Description

Phaseolus vulgaris

The best tasting green bean in our trials. Productive plants yield tender, sweet, round stringless beans that are great for fresh eating, canning and freezing.

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Quick Facts

Plant Size: 15 inches, 6–7 inch pods

Hardiness: Tender Annual

Sun: Full/Partial

Seed Planting Depth: 0.5 inch

Days to Harvest: 55 days

Good for Container: Yes

Seed Origin: Open Pollinated

Easy to Grow: Yes

Water: Moderate

Days to Germinate: 6–10 days

Plant Spacing: 2–4 inches

Edible Flower: N/A

Growing Guide

Beans are a frost-sensitive, warm-season crop. They grow best on well drained, loamy soils with a pH between 5.8–6.5. Amend planting area with compost, phosphorus and potassium.

Always direct-seed beans. Plant in late spring when danger of frost has passed and soils have warmed. Germination is best at 70–85°F. Inoculate seed with Rhizobium bacteria prior to planting to enhance nitrogen availability. Plant seeds ½–1 inch deep, 2–3 inches apart, 18-30 inches between rows. Water well just once at planting time to avoid seed rot. After the seedlings emerge (6–12 days) keep moderately moist, allowing the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. Avoid water-stress during bloom and pod set.

Seed rot and seedling disease due to damping-off pathogens may be a problem in cool soils. Shallow plantings into 60°F or warmer soils will reduce risk of seedling disease. Avoid or minimize potentially devastating White Mold by practicing crop rotation and irrigating early in the day to allow drying of foliage. Bacterial blights of beans can be controlled through crop rotation and composting of crop debris. Encourage beneficial insect activity by planting cilantro and other umbels nearby to help control the many kinds of insect pests that love beans. Spray with pyrethrins and neem oil as a last resort to control heavy infestations. Seed late in the season and release Pediobius foveolatus wasps for suppression of Mexican bean beetles.

Harvest fresh snap beans when plump, but before they become lumpy and tough. Pick frequently to encourage more production. Harvest fresh shelling beans when the seeds are full size, but before the pods dry. Harvest dry beans when 75% of the leaves have yellowed and the pods have begun to dry. Pull the entire plant and dry either in the field on a tarp, or move indoors to dry in wet fall areas. Thresh by beating the dry plants with a flail or length of bamboo.

Ratings and Reviews


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Vining Beans, rather than bush - but Good!
| ElJay22

These seeds all grew as vining plants, with rather small bean pods, but they are tender and delicious. Also, they have been quite productive; I have harvested enough for a meal at least four times so far (and no sign of slowing down, either. That's not bad for one person and four plants. I *am* glad I planted them in a raised bed along side my tomato trellises - that's given them the perfect place to climb.

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Some plants pole, not bush
| zrice

These beans are tasty, but some of the plants come out as climbing pole bean vines, not as bush beans. The beans on the bush plants are tasty, stringless and round, but those on the viney plants are flat and have strings. We tried two different packs, and had the same experience both times.

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