French Filet Bush Bean Seeds

This packet sows up to 27 feet.
4.6666666666667 out of 5 stars
(15 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
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.
$2.49 20 grams (~80 seeds)

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

15 reviews

Prolific and Tasty

5 out of 5 stars Mar 30, 2019
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!
Wendy from CA


5 out of 5 stars Sep 3, 2019
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.
Sarah from WV

Lots of tender beans

5 out of 5 stars Sep 3, 2019
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.


5 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2019
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 from RI

Great green beans!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 23, 2019
My other half and I love green beans - and these *really* produced a lot of beans for us this year. To the extent that we learned some new recipes (like chinese style green bean chicken) to consume them all. I will gladly buy these again next year - prolific and low maintenance.
Jennifer Davids from IL

Good beans, if one wants to grow beans.

4 out of 5 stars Jul 29, 2020
The slim beans are tasty and the plants are prolific.
Barbara Arnoldini from PA

French Filet Green Beans

5 out of 5 stars Sep 21, 2020
These green beans were so good, tiny and thin and full of flavor. We will definitely be planting these French Green Beans again each Spring! Also, the quality of the Heirloom beans were such that every bean came up that I planted.
Terese from AL

French Filet Bush Bean Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Oct 6, 2020
The French Filet Bush Bean Seeds were wonderful. The seeds grew into wonderful plants. The beans were tender, had good flavor and produced tasty beans from June into October until the first frost.
Georgiann North from CT

French Filet Bush Beens

5 out of 5 stars Oct 20, 2020
I planted the beans four times from spring to early fall. Each planting produced many hearty plants and an abundance of delicious beans. I hav been very pleased
John Hill from PA

Best choice for freezing too.

5 out of 5 stars May 31, 2021
Agree w/ other comments here, tender, flavorful & prolific, but it's worth noting that these freeze much better that most green beans.
Steve from OH

Best Beans ever

5 out of 5 stars Sep 11, 2021
The French Fillet Beans were the best beans I have ever grown. Already bought more for next season. Also, I planted them next to another variety of Green Beans. I thought the French Fillet were the best. They were prolific and produced so many beans. I also observed that the Japanese Beetles, that made their annual invasion, did not attack the French Beans but the others were devastated.
mark from NY

Filet Bush Beans

5 out of 5 stars Dec 5, 2021
Almost every bean came up and they were very good, because they were slender. and tender. I'll try to staggar the plantings next time so I can pick a little at a time. I pulled them out but always wondered if they would have produced again. Thanks B.I.
Liz from PA

nice slim beans

3 out of 5 stars Jan 5, 2022
I planted these in my raised bed vegetable garden. Nice bean, tasty, but yield was less than I expected it would be. Might purchase again.
Mary Jo from MI

french filet bush beans

3 out of 5 stars Jan 27, 2022
Not as happy with these beans as i thought i'd be - they're nice and skinny, but not as long as i'd hoped - m.
claire from FL

French Filet beans

5 out of 5 stars Mar 16, 2022
Finally a bean my kids love! This is the only green bean I grow. Great fresh, frozen or canned!
Stacey from MO

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