Bean Bush Roma II Seeds

Bean Bush Roma II Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris

Item #0217

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:
10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds every
4" to 6"

Row Spacing:
3' - 4'

When 1" tall,
thin to 1 every
4" - 6"

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

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