Many of you asked us to offer this variety in our catalog and we now know why it is an extraordinary French filet bean. The Fortex Pole Bean grows to over 10”, the delicious round pods have a pronounced nutty flavor that can be harvested at any size, small and slender or large and plump. Yields are impressive and long-lasting, keeping you picking to the end of the season. To all those customers who suggested we carry this bean, thank you! Stringless. Disease Resistance-Common Bean Mosaic
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, provide adequate, even moisture, especially at flowering time. Dry soil can result in low yields and fibrous pods. Do not over-fertilize the Fortex 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.