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Provider Bush Bean Seeds

Provider Bush Bean Seeds

SKU:7618

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.

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Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 50 days

Family: Fabaceae

Type: Snap Bean, Bush Bean (Learn More)

Native: Mexico and South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Exposure: Full sun

Plant Dimensions: 16"–18" tall, wide

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

Attributes: Heat Tolerant, Bean Mosaic Virus Resistant, Powdery Mildew Resistant, 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: 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.

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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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