Ferrari Bush Bean Seeds

This packet sows up to 20 feet.
4.1428571428571 out of 5 stars
(7 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
These dark green, glossy beans are stringless and smooth, they develop early, and are fantastic fresh, steamed, pickled, or frozen to enjoy all winter! Compact plants are great for container gardening. Disease resistant.
$2.99 15 grams (~60 seeds)

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 63 days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Mexico and South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 14"–16" tall, wide

Variety Information: Dark green, glossy, 5" slender pods. Plants are resistant to bean common mosaic virus and athrancnose.

Type: Snap bean

Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers

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; bean seedlings are sensitive to root disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 6–12 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 4"

Row Spacing: 24"

Thinning: Not required

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

Because bush beans were developed from pole beans (for condensed and easier harvests), sometimes they can revert to some of the traits of their predecessors by stretching and getting a little lanky before settling into more of a compact bush habit. Thus, why your bush bean appears to be a pole bean.

Bean: Sow and Grow Guide
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Ferrari Bush Bean Seeds Reviews

7 reviews

A Real Winner

5 out of 5 stars Aug 8, 2019
Tried this bean for the first time. So glad I did. Impressive yields despite droughts and high temps and predation from groundhogs. Ferrari hung on and kept putting out gorgeous straight dark green and crisp beans. Holds well in field. Wish they were OP so I could save seed. Will grow next year.
Mihku Anderson from ME

Ferrari Beans

5 out of 5 stars Oct 18, 2020
As an experiment I planted them in a pot, about six plants. They flourished and produced plenty of beans for the two of us. I fertilized a couple of times with liquid fish. They are still giving a couple of beans here and there after many months and getting cold weather.
Donna Deppisch-Brown from OH


5 out of 5 stars May 3, 2021
Can't say enough good things about these Ferrari Beans! I live in a hot area, but they have continued to produce despite a very warm and humid spring. Other bean varieties I have grown this year have been hit by aphids and fungal issues, but not the Ferrari's which still look great and are producing lots of beautiful and delicious beans. Overall, great disease resistance, good bean production, and very tasty to eat!
Lizzy from TX

Ferrari fillet beans

5 out of 5 stars Sep 22, 2021
Excellent yields on strong healthy plants.
Chris from CO

Got One Bean

1 out of 5 stars Jun 10, 2022
I soaked these for 8 hours as it is dry right now in VT, and planted them with warm soil and compost , watered every day. Nothing except one lonely bean. Last year I had a great crop of 4 rows of green and red beans, so my soil is good. I'm really disappointed, as Botanical Interests seeds have pretty much never failed me before. I'll plant some bean seeds I saved from last year's awesome harvest, and hope it's not too late. Can't personally give these a high rating, but others seem to have had better luck.
Gale from VT
Owner Response: Hi Gale, I'm so sorry that you had a trouble with your seeds this year! Rest assured, we test our seeds using a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards. Additionally, we don't recommend soaking bean seeds as they don't have the hard outer shells that require this as a special pretreatment.

Poor Germination but tasty beans

3 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2022
I planted a variety of beans this year, and unfortunately the Ferrari did not germinate well for us. Granted we had an extremely hot and dry spring/summer in Texas and all of our beans struggled a bit , but other varieties produced better for us. I dont want to give an unfavorable review because it was probably our conditions, so I will try again when we have more seasonal conditions. The beans we did get were delicious!
Ellen from TX

An excellent hybrid

5 out of 5 stars Aug 5, 2022
I tried out these beans last year, our food security and teaching garden for Indigenous women. I don't ordinarily purchase f-1 seed as we grow out Indigenous heirloom strains and typically OP seed for our crops. The performance of this seed was outstanding. Plants are stout and sail through adverse conditions like a walk in the park. And the yields for a small space were incredible. More food per square foot, and disease resistant? I'll take it. I plan to grow this every year in my own home garden.
Mihku Paul from ME

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