Provider Bush Bean Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet sows up to 40 feet.
5 out of 5 stars
(6 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Your neighbors will love all your extra beans! 'Provider' is a high-yielding and early producing bean with great disease resistance to bean common mosaic virus (NY15), pod mottle virus, and mildew. These stringless, straight beans germinate in cooler soils than other beans, allowing for earlier sowing. One of the best for freezing and canning. Delicious fresh bean flavor from this 1965 cultivar.
$5.59 50 grams (~120 seeds)

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 50 days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Mexico and South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 16"–18" tall, wide

Variety Information: 5"–8" long, rounded, straight pods. Disease resistant to bean common mosaic virus (NY15), pod mottle virus, and powdery and downy mildew.

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; 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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Provider Bush Bean Seeds Reviews

6 reviews

Reliable, heavy producer

5 out of 5 stars Sep 21, 2019
Having grown Provider beans for years, I can count on them to produce well even in less than ideal conditions. My garden does not get as much sun as I would like and is a bit cool, but Provider germinates well and gives me lots of great, tasty beans. They freeze well too.
Marta from CT


5 out of 5 stars May 8, 2020
When no other bean grows or produces in our Arizona heat, Provider always comes through. I've grown this bean for years--it's one of my every year plants--and yet we seem to eat them all instead of saving seed for the next planting. That should tell you something about the excellent flavor of these beans.
Ray White from AZ


5 out of 5 stars Sep 17, 2020
fabulous. Produced quite a bit!
Iris Rudnick from IL

Provider beans

5 out of 5 stars Nov 10, 2020
I had excellent results years ago and true to form, the plants develop quickly and produce exceptionally well. Enough to harvest every day at peak and production runs until frost. Developed brown leaf spot, only problem, but still managed to produce abundantly.
Peter Hanson from MA
Owner Response: Hi Peter, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. While sometimes still unavoidable, avoiding watering the leaves can help to delay or deter fungal spots. We are so glad you enjoyed these!

Best beans

5 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2021
Provider is our favorite variety of bush beans. High yield, great flavor!
Jill from CT

Strong Showing

5 out of 5 stars Nov 7, 2021
Strong variety with great yields. 1st planting went to secondary flowering and beans. Second planting also strong, all plants thriving until 10/28 freeze. Will be part of 2022 veggie area.
Tim from ME

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