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Rattlesnake Pole Bean (Heirloom 65 Days)

21 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 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 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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Anne P.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Rattlesnake Pole Beans

I've been buying this variety of bean from Pinetree for quite a few years now. These beans just never stop! I'm able to harvest them for 2 or 3 months. Even though they look a bit odd with their purple stripes, when cooked, they are a lovely dark green with the BEST flavor! I highly recommend them. Of course, I'm still waiting for warmer weather to get this year's seeds into the garden.

Gail N.
United States United States
I recommend this product
great old fashioned bean

I have grown this pole bean for years. It is just about my favorite pole bean, very tasty and it produces well, once it starts, but must be kept picked or the beans become huge and tough. The tricky part is that the beans like to hide and the speckles on them make even harder to find. I love this one.

Robert W.
United States United States
Rattlesnake beans

Great company. Now these beans are excellent. Grows all year!

LeKeyshia P.
United States United States
Best bean I have EVER had

When we had an automotive shop we had a gentleman come in and bring us Rattlesnake beans. They were the best bean I have ever had! When we closed the shop I craved these beans, found them online here at pine tree. Ordered them, planted them and have successfully grown them. The only bad thing is I didn’t plant enough and only got enough for one serving at a time. So next year I’m planting 4x as many!!

United States United States
Rattlesnake Pole Beans

Great company! Delivered seeds amidst a global pandemic with shipping limitations!!

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