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Rattlesnake Pole Bean (Heirloom 65 Days)

16 reviews


A very flavorful pole bean that has been popular in the west for some time. Vigorous vines will yield for the entire season as long as you keep them picked. Beans are quite long, 8-10” and the color is an attractive green with purple stripes. This one was a favorite in our taste trials and is known to handle hot, humid and drought types of weather.

50 seeds



Phaseolus vulgaris

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures are 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep 

Outside Sowing: After 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 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. 

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janet l.
United States United States
Love 'em!

Very much like the mosaic ones both look a lot the same, but are qute grand to pick and cook!

Richard L.
United States United States
Good straight to Fall in Texas

Thanks Pinetree for making Rattlesnake Beans available. The hot temps in Texas Panhandle have little effect on them and they grow until fall.

Deborah N.
United States United States
Rattlesnake pole beans

Rattlesnake beans are the best! We had great germination and the beans were beautiful and tasty. I would definitely recommend these beans.

my favorite pole bean varieties

I plant 16ft of pole beans on 7ft tall hog panels every year, and I like a variety, both for flavor, texture, and to cover bases for seasonal growing variances. After trying many varieties, the ones that I go back to every year are: Rattlesnake, Fortex, Carminat, Red Noodle, Yard Long, and Goldmarie. If I had to limit myself to one, I would pick the Rattlesnake, at least for our Sacramento climate. It's always the first and last to harvest, heavy crops, tastes great, is more forgiving in picking size, and easier to pick due to the purple mottled color, which stands out better among the leaves. Besides, who can resist a name like "Rattlesnake", that just cries out Old West heritage?

Robert W.
United States
Awesome product

Awesome product