Early, dependable pole bean with an extended harvest period.
Growing to over 11", Fortex produces extra long, round pods. Early and very productive, the beans may be picked at 7" in length for extra slender, "filet" beans. Dark green, firm-textured pods are completely stringless and delicious at all lengths, even after the seeds enlarge. Walnut brown seeds. Avg. 1,250 seeds/lb. Packet: 50 seeds.
Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
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Fortex Pole Bean
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CULTURE: Grow pole beans on trellises or large mesh fencing, 4-pole tepees, or single poles. Sow seeds 1" deep, spaced 3" apart in rows 4' apart after soil temperature exceeds 60°F (16°C). If using poles, plant 7 seeds at the base of each pole. LARGE PLANTINGS: Drill a single row of seeds on open ground or through black plastic mulch. Sow 3 seeds/hole, 8" between holes. For large trellised plantings, place fence posts 8-10' apart, and support a 9-gauge galvanized wire at the top. With twine, lash trellis to the wire (or zigzag our natural sisal trellis twine between the top wire and a bottom twine). Anchor bottom of trellis with stakes or hoops of 9-gauge wire. Refer to Index for planters, trellis, twine, and mulch. DISEASES, INSECTS, HARVEST, STORAGE: See Bush Beans. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 50 seeds sows 12' or 7 poles. 250 seeds sows 60‘ or 35 poles. 500 seeds sows 120' or 70 poles. 1M/ 250' or 140 poles. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: See individual varieties. PACKET: 50 seeds sows 12' or 7 poles.