Bean Bush Trio Seeds (LG)

Bean Bush Trio Seeds (LG)

Phaseolus vulgaris

Item #7302


58 days. The snap bean (or green bean) is eaten pod and all, and is one of those vegetables like tomatoes that tastes significantly better when grown at home rather than bought at the grocery store. The three varieties in this packet are bush type beans, which means that they require no staking, and produce most of their crop over a 1 to 2 week period. Successive sowings every 1 to 2 weeks will ensure summer long harvest of fresh, colorful beans. Blue Lake 274 is an old-time favorite, noted for excellent flavor and texture, fresh or frozen. Cherokee Wax is a vigorous plant producing bright yellow pods. Purple Queen has glossy deep purple pods which turn forest green when cooked. Recipe inside.

Days to Emerge:
4-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
1 seeds every

Row Spacing:

Not required

This packet sows five 10-foot rows.

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is 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 90°F 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 4" - 6" 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: Susan Rubin

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