This variety was introduced in 1962 and was considered quite a breakthrough as it combined the exceptional flavor of the renowned Blue Lake pole bean with a bush habit. Today, over 25% of bush green bean sales are this one variety. Why so popular? Flavor! Pods are six inches long and straight with small white seeds. Plants are 18 inches tall and yields are dependably heavy. 2 oz packet (approx. 150 seeds).
Outside- Bush type: 1” deep and 4-6” apart with soil temperatures above 60 degrees and after the last frost. Planting under 60 degrees results in poor germination. Pole type: Plant 1” deep and 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth. Drying type: 1” deep and 5-6” apart. Leave beans on the plant until the leaves are falling and pods are dry and withered
Harvest- Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually to prolong production.
Tips- Water well during hot dry period and do not over fertilize which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth. Adding inoculant at planting time aids in a larger harvest and more robust plants. Plant seeds every 2-3 weeks for continual harvest throughout the summer.