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PHASEOLUS vulgaris 'Emerite'
French Pole Bean, Haricots Verts, Pole Bean
The tall pole bean, ‘Emerite’, is a vigorous, heavy-bearing bean that produces tender, pencil thin green pods. These are produced early and are ready for harvest 58 to 65 days from sowing. Pick these French filet beans when young, slender and perfectly crisp. Like many modern bean cultivars, ‘Emerite’ is self-fertile.
After the danger of frost has passed, plant 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. Pole beans require trellising to produce a good crop. Plants should be spaced from 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) apart. Overwatering seeds prior to germination may cause them to rot, so be sure to keep them moderately moist, never wet. To ensure a longer harvest, successive plantings may be made two to three weeks apart, continuing through midsummer. Tossing the seeds in a commercially available inoculant (Rhizobium inoculums) may be beneficial, but is not essential for success. Harvest beans every few days to keep plants producing and to pick the pods at their most tender.
Originating from regions of Central and South America, common beans have been cultivated for many centuries. These frost-tender vegetables are grown as summer crops in cooler temperate climates; whereas in warm, tropical zones they are planted as fall and winter crops.
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
5'-6' / 1.5m - 1.8m
1'-3' / 0.3m - 0.9m
Central America, South America
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Pink, Lavender
Green, Dark Green
Edible, Herb / Vegetable, Vine
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