French Filet Bush Bean Seeds

This packet sows up to 27 feet.
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These delicate 'French Filet' beans are no longer a luxury item found only in gourmet restaurants. Enjoy them fresh from your garden all summer long. Filet (or as the French say, haricot verts) are slender beans; pencil-thin at only ¼" in diameter and 4" long, and so tender. Steam or sauté for just a minute and enjoy. Easy and delicious.
$1.99 20 grams

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 58 days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Mexico and South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 12"–16" tall, 8"–10" wide, upright busy plants

Variety Information: Slender ¼" diameter, 4"¼ long, green pods with white seeds.

Type: Snap bean

Attributes: 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
Edibles for Partial Shade
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French Filet Bush Bean Seeds Reviews

4 reviews
Prolific and Tasty
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This is my favorite green bean! I discovered this bean by accident as I normally order seeds from other companies, but my previous crop of beans had been devastated by a gopher and I was out of seeds and didn't have time in the season to wait for an order to ship, so I ran to my local garden store and grabbed a packet of these fillet beans. Best last minute decision ever! These beans are so much better than any I have ever grown! They are tasty and incredibly prolific! Each bush is absolutely covered, keeping us in more beans than we know what to do with. Highly recommend!

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These grew quickly and produced well. Very tasty little green beans! They were wonderful sauteed with garlic, salt and pepper. I will grow these every year.

Lots of tender beans
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Seeded a row of these beans the first week of May. They all germinated and by the end of June I was harvesting a large number of thin and tender beans. Mexican bean beetles (a major problem here) attacked the plants in July and August but they kept producing, including putting out new leaves and many flowers, through early August. I finally pulled out the plants toward the end of August.

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Buy these seeds if you love tender, sweet French Green Beans. We have planted these and harvested two batches of these green beans and have a third batch in the raised bed. These beans are incredibly delicious and prolific and we have been enjoying them all summer long. Please try them.
Lisa A Traynor

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