Blue Lake FM1K Pole Bean (60-65 days)

$ 2.75

Blue Lake FM1K Pole Bean has impressive yields of straight, round dark green stringless pods that have the ideal hearty bean flavor. It is an extremely reliable 5-7 foot climbing bean that goes and goes until the very end of the season. Freshly harvested off the vine the 5-6" pods are a summertime treat, and if you can't keep up with the heavy yield they are perfect for canning, freezing, and pickling. Disease resistant to common bean mosaic. 

 50 seeds



Phaseolus vulgaris

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures are 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep 

Outside Sowing: After the last frost with soil temperatures above 60ºF.  Sow 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth. Planting in soil under 60ºF results in poor germination. 

How much does a packet plant: 12-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, and provide adequate, even moisture, especially at flowering time. Dry soil can result in low yields and fibrous pods. Do not over-fertilize the Blue Lake FM1K Pole 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.