(Musica Pole Bean, Pole Bean)
Bred for sale at French and Spanish markets, 'Musica' is a pole or climbing bean that produces flat green bean pods. Traditionally, these "Italian/Romano flat pods" are cut into blocky sections to cook and serve. The crispy beans are produced on highly productive, vigorous plants, yielding harvest-size pods 67 days after sowing seeds. Plan on plucking 7 to 9 inch long (18 to 23 centimeters) pods daily to keep plants blooming and getting the best quality pods. The beans themselves are stringless when...
(Bush Bean, Pencil Pod Wax Bush Bean, Wax Bean)
Slender golden wax beans are produced on the vigorous, bush-type plants of ‘Pencil Pod.’ The flavorful beans are produced on high performing plants produce yields around 60 days after planting. Resistance to mosaic virus and anthracnose makes these even more desirable beans for the garden.
Bean leaves are trifoliate (three-leaved), arranged in an alternate fashion on the stem and have somewhat diamond-shaped leaflets. The flowers are typical of peas or beans; larger, rounded petals subtend smaller...
James H. Schutte
(Pole Bean, Purple King Green Bean, String Bean)
The glossy dark purple beans of 'Purple King' look lovely on the vine but turn green after cooking. The long, slightly flattened, crispy beans are produced on highly productive, vigorous vines, yielding harvestable pods 75 days after sowing seeds. The large, stringless, purple pods tend to remain tender and blend in among the purplish foliage and dark purple stems of the rambling plants.
Bean leaves are trifoliate (three-leaved), arranged in an alternate fashion on the stem and have somewhat...
The tall pole bean, ‘Purple Podded Pole', is a vigorous heavy-bearing bean that produces tender, purple pods that are stringless, round and ready for harvest 67 days from sowing. Once cooked, the meaty and flavorful pods turn bright green. Like many modern beans, this is self-fertile.
After the danger of frost has passed, plant pole beans in full sun and fertile, evenly moist, well-drained garden loam. Seeds should be sown directly in the soil at a depth of about three times their width. ...
James H. Schutte
(Pole Bean, Rattlesnake Snap Pole Bean)
The heirloom, ‘Rattlesnake Snap’, is a tall pole bean ideal for hot, humid conditions and sandy soils. This vigorous bean produces tender, flattened, green pods streaked with purple. The beans inside are buff colored and spotted with brown. The pods may be harvested early for fresh eating 70 to 73 days from sowing or left to dry on the vines and the hard beans shelled and stored for later use. This variety is nearly stringless when harvested young, strings are present on older pods. Like many modern...
(Bush Bean, Green Been, Rolande Green Bean)
Very slender, stringless, tender green beans are produced on 'Rolande' bush bean plants. The French filet beans are prized for their sweet, crisp flavor and texture and are produced on high-performing plants. Tender pods are produced about 54 days after sowing seeds. Harvest when beans are firm and around 6 inches long (15 centimeters). Ideally, they should be less than a pencil's thickness. The rambling, bushy, disease-resistant plants may benefit from being staked to prevent foliage and pods from...
(Roma Bean, Roma II Green Bean)
‘Roma II’ is a bush form of a favorite heirloom pole bean variety. Its flat, bright green pods are produced abundantly on vigorous, disease-resistant plants, and are ready for harvest 50 to 55 days from sowing. They have a rich, robust flavor, and are stringless when picked young and tender. This variety is excellent for canning, freezing and fresh eating.
Plant beans in full sun and fertile, evenly moist, well-drained garden loam after the soil has warmed and all danger of frost has passed....
James H. Schutte
(Bush Bean, Green Bean, Royal Burgundy Green Bean)
The lovely, stringless, burgundy-purple pods of 'Royal Burgundy' lose their color once cooked but look beautiful on the plant. The long, crispy beans are produced on productive, vigorous plants, yielding fresh beans 55 to 60 days after sowing seeds. Ideally pods will measure 5 to 6 inches (12 to 15 centimeters). The foliage is purplish green and plant stems dark purple. This is a bush bean, meaning the plants are compact and bushy rather than vining.
Bean leaves are trifoliate (three-leaved),...
A reliable bush bean with lovely slender pods, 'Slenderette' is resistant to both bean mosaic and curly top viruses. The sweet, juicy, tender beans are produced on high-performing plants that yield tender pods about 55 days after sowing seeds. Ideally, mature pods will be firm, a pencil's thickness and around 5 inches long (12 centimeters). The bushy but rambling plants may still benefit from being staked to prevent floppy foliage and pods from coming in contact with moist garden soil.
(Bush Filet Bean)
A bush bean, ‘Soleil Filet’, produces long, thin, bright yellow pods with white beans. The vigorous plants are compact and produce well. The pods are petite, stringless, buttery and ready for harvest 54 to 58 days from sowing. Pick them when young and tender for best flavor and texture. This variety is excellent for canning, freezing and fresh eating.
After the danger of frost has passed, plant bush beans in full sun and fertile, evenly moist, well-drained garden loam. Seeds should be sown...