58 days. A favorite in Italy, these flat and wide
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 nice and
tender. Roma II is delicious eaten
fresh, and is an excellent variety for
freezing or canning.
This packet sows one 10-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" - 5" 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