- Botanical Name
- Phaseolus vulgaris
- 1 to 3 feet
- 1 to 2 feet
- Mid to late summer: white
- Green pods, some varieties produce purple or yellow pods
- Full sun
- Moist, well-drained
- Planting & Care
- Direct sow outdoors after danger of frost has passed
- Beans germinate in temperatures 70°F to 80°F. Germination is slow and very poor when soil temps are below 60°F.
- Never soak seeds before planting as this may damage seeds. Sow seeds 1 inch deep - 2 to 4 inches apart in rows at least 18 to 24 inches apart.
- For a continual harvest, make successive plantings thru July
- Mulch the soil around the plant after the 2nd set of true leaves appear. This conserves moisture and protects the shallow root system of the plants.
- Mexican bean beetle, bacterial blights, white mold, aphids, leafhoppers, seedcorn maggot, spider mites, mosaic virus
- Blue Lake - resistant to bean mosaic virus
- Golden Butterwax - yellow pods
- Royal Purple Burgundy - purple fruit turns green after cooking
- Mascotte - compact, ideal for small gardens and containers, pods stay above the foliage, showy white flowers, All-America Selections winner
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