58 days. These delicate French filet beans are
no longer a luxury item found only in
gourmet restaurants. You can enjoy
their superb, tender flavor fresh from
your garden all summer long, The
pencil-thin, slender beans can be
picked when only 1/4" in diameter and
4½" long. Steam or sauté for just a
minute and enjoy. Easy and delicious.
This packet sows two 7-foot rows.
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: French filet beans should be harvested when beans are 1/4" wide, and about 4" - 5" long. Do not allow pods to get as wide as a regular snap bean. 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: Jackie McFarland