Bean Bush Blue Lake 274 HEIRLOOM Seeds

Bean Bush Blue Lake 274 HEIRLOOM Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris

Item #0004

The snap bean (or green bean) is eaten pod and all and is one of those vegetables that tastes significantly better when grown at home rather than bought at the grocery store. Blue Lake 274 produces a very large crop of round, 6" pods all at once on 16"–18" tall, bushy plants; beans are stringless when picked young. Excellent flavor, one of the best for freezing. Also a good container variety.

This packet sows two 10‑foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
4-10 days

Seed Depth:
1"

Seed Spacing:
1 seed
every 4"

Row Spacing:
18"-24"

Thinning:
Not required


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is 65°F or warmer. Successive Sowings: Every 7 to 14 days up to 60 days before first fall frost. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, sow as recommended above but skip the heat of summer as daytime temperatures consistently above 90°F will cause bean flowers to drop off (no bean formation).

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Harvesting: Snap beans are ready to pick when the pod “snaps” or breaks in half cleanly. This is when seeds have just begun to form and the pods are 4"–6" long. Hold stem with one hand and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches, which may continue to produce. At season’s end, plants are great compost material if not diseased.

Artist: Tracy Wager



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