66 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 four 4-foot diameter teepees or four 8-foot rows. See inside 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 soil temperatures are 65°F or warmer. Successive Sowings: Every 7 to 14 days up to 60 days before first fall frost. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, sow as recommended above but skip the heat of summer as daytime temperatures consistently above 90ºF will cause bean flowers to drop off (no bean formation).
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 several inches long (depending on the variety). Hold stem with one hand and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches, which may continue to produce. Harvesting early and often will stimulate flower production for more beans. At season’s end, plants are great compost material if not diseased.
Artist: Donna Clement