Plants are upright and compact, producing high yields of straight, attractive, 5–6", deep-green pods. Good disease resistance. More uniform beans, more upright plant habit, and more concentrated set than Cosmos, which it replaced. High resistance to anthracnose, bean mosaic virus, halo blight; and intermediate resistance to bacterial brown spot. White seeds. Avg. 1,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 175 seeds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Phaseolus vulgaris CULTURE: Choose well-drained soil with a pH range of 6.5–6.8. After last frost date sow seeds about 2" apart, 1" deep, in rows 20–36" apart. Optimum soil temperature for germination is 70–90°F (21–32°C). Plant when daytime soil temperatures average at least 60°F (16°C), or risk poor germination. Inoculants can increase yields. For a continuous supply, make successive sowings every 2-3 weeks through midsummer. DISEASES: Plow under or remove and compost bean straw in the fall to hasten destruction of most disease organisms. For Sclerotinia spp. (white mold) control, plant at wider row spacing to promote drying of plant leaves and soil. Practice a 3-year crop rotation. All our bush bean seeds are produced in areas known to be free of halo blight. INSECT PESTS: Mexican bean beetles can be controlled with insecticides such as pyrethrin or azadarachtin. HARVEST: Pick regularly to encourage new pod set. STORAGE: Store at 40°F (5°C) and 90% relative humidity for 7–10 days. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1M/125', 1 lb./175', 116M/acre at 8 seeds/ft. and 3' row spacing. SEED SPECS: See individual varieties. PACKET: 175 seeds, sows 21'.
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Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).