Bountiful Bush Bean (Heirloom 46 Days)
Very early, great canning bean. Pods are about 6” long, borne over a relatively long period of time. Foliage and beans are lighter green in color than most others. The Bountiful Bush Bean is great for extra early summer harvests and also late summer plantings. As an older variety, this one may throw out a few runners. Stringless.
1 ounce = approx. 80-100 seeds
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF
Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep
Outside Sowing: After the last frost with soil temperatures above 60ºF. Sow 2-3” apart. Planting in soil under 60ºF results in poor germination.
How much does a packet plant: 25-foot single row
Harvest: Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually every 2-3 days to prolong production.
Tips: Grow in light, well-drained soil, provide adequate, even moisture, especially at flowering time. Dry soil can result in low yields and fibrous pods. Do not over-fertilize the Bountiful Bush Bean with nitrogen, 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. Sow a few times a season, 3-4 weeks apart for a continuous harvest.