Blue Lake FM-1K Pole Bean Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

Some say pole beans have better flavor than bush beans. 'Blue Lake FM-1K' certainly would support that statement. Besides outstanding flavor, plants are high-yielding. Vigorous, 5'–8' vines produce a bounty of 5"–7", white-seeded beans that are excellent fresh, and also canned or frozen. Disease resistant.
  • Conventional Heirloom #7322 - 60 grams
    This packet sows up to 96 feet or two 4-foot diameter teepees.
  • $3.99
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  • Organic Heirloom #3020 - 15 grams
    This packet sows up to 24 feet or two 4-foot diameter teepees.
  • $2.69
  • Out of Stock

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 66 days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Mexico and South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 5'–8' long vines

Variety Information: 5"–7" long, ½" wide silvery-green pods; stringless when young, white seeds. 'Blue Lake FM-1K' is common bean mosaic virus resistant.

Type: Snap bean

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70°–85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 7 to 14 days up to 80 days before your average first fall frost date. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, skip sowing as high heat approaches; temperatures consistently above 90°F will prevent beans from forming.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended.

Days to Emerge: 6–12 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 6"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: Not required

Harvesting: Snap beans are ready to pick when the pod "snaps" or breaks in half cleanly. This is when seeds have just begun to form and the pods are several inches long (depending on the variety). Hold stem with one hand and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches, which will continue to produce. Harvesting early and often will stimulate flower production for more beans. At season's end, plants are great compost material if they are disease-free.

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Blue Lake FM-1K Pole Bean Seeds Reviews

6 reviews
Low germination rate
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I purchased the organic variety and only about 50% of the seeds germinated.
Gayle

Love your seed company
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Thank you Botanical interests! We sold your seeds in our garden center( Islandscape) On Lopez Is., Wa for years, we have since retired, but continue to purchase your Terrific seeds in our home garden, simply the best! Thank again, Patty
Patty Stewart

Enjoyed
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Loved the beans and they provide many delicious beans. Will order again
Mark & Susan Hastings

Huge Plants
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I have planted Blue Lake White Seeded before with not a lot of success. This variety is very different. The plants are huge and the harvest has been great. The leaves are as big as a dinner plate and the plant are 8' tall and very top heavy. If they grow in your area, and I'm sure micro-climates are part of the equation, make sure you use a large well anchored pole. I have had to go back and reinforce the poles that I have used for years with other varieties as they were in danger of toppling. I start my seedlings in six-packs and the germination was fine. All survived transplanting.
Samantha

Blue Lake pole beans
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I tried ordering these beans but was sent a replacement of bush beans. I had planned a garden box for the Bush beans so was a little disappointed in the replacement.
Katrina
Owner Response: Hi Katrina, We have since adjusted our policy to refund when substitutions are not comparable (i.e. organic vs conventional). We are sorry you were not satisfied with this substitution. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help.

Beans all summer
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Strong plants that were very prolific. Tasty raw or cooked. Lasted from late spring through fall. Tender and juicy until the end of fall when they started to get a little fibrous. Time to come out and make room for the broccoli :-) Will definitely plant these again next spring.
Mike L.

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