Roma II Bush Bean Seeds


This packet sows up to 20 feet.
2 out of 5 stars
(1 review)
Availability: Out of Stock
These flat, Italian snap beans aren't available in most grocery stores. Once you taste their delicious, nutty flavor, you'll wish you could grow them year 'round. The 4"–5" long pods are slow to develop fiber and seeds, so they're very tender. 'Roma II' is delicious fresh, and is excellent for freezing or canning. Disease resistant to bean common mosaic virus (NY15) and rust.
$3.49 25 grams (~60 seeds)

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 58 Days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Mexico and South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 15"–20" tall, wide

Variety Information: 4"–5" wide and flat, medium green, stringless pods. Disease resistant to bean common mosaic virus (NY15) and rust.

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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Bush beans??

2 out of 5 stars Jun 26, 2022
I bought the seeds at a local garden center. The plants are about 8 inches in height right now and they are developing very long tendrils; it makes me think that they are pole beans. Is anyone else experiencing this? Will let you know if they progress into pole beans.
Deborah from PA
Owner Response: Hi Deborah, Bush beans were developed from pole beans and at times they can revert some traits like stretching before settling into a more compact bush. We hope that this variety ended up remaining more compact as your season progressed. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We have a great article on this subject if you are interested: https://www.botanicalinterests.com/product/bush-vs-pole-beans

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