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Maxibel Filet Bush Bean Seeds

Maxibel Filet Bush Bean Seeds

SKU:3856

While most haricot verts (French for "green beans") are harvested in petite form, "Maxibel" is a full length, French style, stringless, filet bean. Beans remain slender until peak picking which is between 6"-8" long and 1/4" wide. Bush beans make for great container planting as they are compact and rarely need staking.
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Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 50 days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Mexico and South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Exposure: Full sun

Plant Dimensions: 22"-24" tall bush

Variety Info: 6"-8" dark green, slender, round, straight pods, with small, brown, mottled seeds; very tender.

Attributes: Frost Sensitive

Sowing Info

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

Growing Info

Harvesting: Filet style beans should be harvested daily, or every other day, when beans are between 1/8" and 1/4" wide and about 6"-8" long, not as wide as a normal snap bean. 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.

Special Care: Rotate bean (and others in the Fabaceae family) growing location so they are not grown in the same area more than once every 3 years. Bush beans can also be grown in containers but may need to be fertilized if the growing medium lacks nutrients.