Gold Rush Bush Bean Seeds


This packet sows up to 20 feet.
4.5 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
'Gold Rush's' clusters of yellow pods really pop against the green foliage of the plant so they are easy to harvest. This golden-yellow bean holds its quality well, both on the plant and post-harvest. A good container variety. Disease resistance.

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 54 days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Mexico and South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 16"–20" tall, wide

Variety Information: Slender, 5 ½"–6" yellow pods borne in clusters around main stem. 'Gold Rush' is regarded as one of the best wax beans available. It holds its quality and texture in the garden longer than other beans and freezes well. The strong plants bear large crops of white-seeded pods that are easy to harvest. Resistant to bean common mosaic virus, NY15, and curly top virus.

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 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.

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Gold Rush Bush Bean Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

A real winner

5 out of 5 stars Mar 3, 2020
I grew these last summer for the first time and they will have a permanent place in my garden from now on. The plants were sturdy and disease free, the beans pretty, tender, prolific and delicious over a long harvest period by picking every second day.
Mare OConnell from CA

Easy to Grow with an Unexpected Bonus

4 out of 5 stars Jan 19, 2021
These were super easy to grow in a container, but one of my seeds did not come up true--it ended up being a Roma runner bean. I didn't set the container up for a climbing crop so that was problematic. I'll call that serendipity though, as I quite liked the flat Roma beans and was able to save seed to grow them again in 2021. I had two unexpected volunteers from Botanical Interests seed packets this summer--the other was a specialty dwarf datura from the Tokyo Bunching Onion seed packet. Regardless of the snafus, I'm a fan of Botanical Interests' seeds because I've always had good germination. Points off for the mixups though.
Michelle from MD
Owner Response: Hi Michelle, Thank you for making us aware of this issue. A customer service agent will be in touch to help.

yellow bean seeds

4 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2022
Friend requested these as her husband on blood thinners and couldn't have large amouts of green.
mary from PA

Gold Rush in Colorado

5 out of 5 stars Aug 3, 2022
These are disease-free, heat tolerant, bug-free, stringless, and delicious!! My new favorite bean!
Bob from CO

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