60 days. Pencil Pod is an heirloom variety
popular with gardeners since it was
introduced in 1900. The “slim as a
pencil”, curved yellow pods are 6" long,
stringless and tender. Unlike green
beans, these black-seeded yellow wax
snap beans are easy to see among the
foliage. Grow in the ground or in
containers. Very disease resistant.
This packet sows one 1-foot row.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when temperatures are warm. To produce beans all season, sow a new crop every 7 - 14 days up to 60 days before first fall frost. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, sow in March for June harvest, and August for late September harvest.
When to start inside: Not recommended.
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" - 8" 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: Carolyn Crawford