60 days. Some say pole beans have better
flavor than bush beans. Blue Lake
would support that suggestion.
outstanding flavor combined
with high yields make growing
these vigorous 5' to 6' vines
worth the time. excellent canned,
frozen, or eaten fresh. White
seeded, mosaic resistant.
This packet sows two large or three small teepees, or one 8 to 12-foot row. See inside of packet for instructions on how to build a bean teepee.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when temperatures are warm. NOTE: In very hot summer areas such as the South and Southwest, 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 5" - 7" 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: Donna Clement