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Product Number: 1602

Rattlesnake Pole Bean (65 days, Heirloom)

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Phaseolus vulgaris

Heirloom

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.

75 seeds

PLANTING

Germination:  4-10 days

Germination Temperature:  Optimum soil temperatures 70-85 degrees F.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep 

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

How much does a packet plant: 15 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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BP
08/21/2018
Bonita P.
United States

Rattlesnake Beans

Loved this bean last year, and saved seeds; but shared so many with friends that I had to re-order more for our garden this year. BJ Peavy, Michigan

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08/05/2018
Tom
Pennsylvania

Excellent

These are fool proof, prolific, and taste great. Produce in hot summer heat and dry conditions with no watering. I used them in my 3 sisters garden and let them grow up the popcorn. Use a tall variety of corn, works great. A+ variety

SD
06/11/2018
Sheila D.
United States

Prolific producer

I have ordered this variety of pole bean for many years. It has a wonderful flavor and is a prolific producer. Once it begins producing those delicious beans the harvest continues until frost.

JH
06/05/2018
Jennifer Hansen
Ohio, USA

Good germination

Well-formed, healthy plants emerged 8 days after planting. I will update review once fruits can be tested.

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03/26/2018
Ginger
Fairview Heights, IL

Rattlesnake Pole Beans

The only kind of green beans I grow anymore! Handles mid-west variable weather, though needs a VERY strong trellis system in our winds. Some say these are stringless, but I've never found them to be so. Still, well worth the effort of stringing them for the taste and the long and heavy yield from beginning to end. I am usually still putting beans into the freezer all the way up to the first heavy frost. I find these freeze better if I prepare them (cook them country style) first, then freeze in two-meal bags. I ate the last ones from the freezer in early March and they were just as lovely as the first ones we ate in November.

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