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Blue Lake 274 Bush Bean (53 days)

  • Germ 4-10 days
    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. Pods are 6” long & straight with small white seeds. Plants are 18” tall & yields are dependably heavy. 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.

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