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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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MB
01/24/2018
Marvin B.
United States

grown in missouri

our favorite pole bean. handles dry weather well.

SV
11/17/2017
See's Victory Gardens

High Yeild

This is our third season with this bean. This bean is easy to grow and two packs of seeds produced over 40 quarts for us this year.

MC
01/19/2017
M Cagle

Love these beans

This year I'm going back to my old reliable rattlesnake pole beans. They are very productive and taste great and generate great conversation! Last year I tried another pole bean and was very disappointed. It had all vines and no beans.

DE
04/13/2016
Donna Ebright

One of my garden essentials

I have grown rattlesnake beans for 5 years now and they have become one of our garden staples. They taste great and produce wonderfully in our North Carolina garden. I have grown them both in the summer and planted in August for a fall crop. They will produce abundantly until the frost kills them. Dry summers slow down but don't halt production and they pick up again when the heat lets up. They are a very pretty bean with their purple stripes. If you try them you will like them!

G
01/15/2016
Gagardener

Great for the south

Love this bean. It just needs some water and needs to be picked and it will keep producing all summer long here in ho humid Georgia.The beans taste so good that my children go out to the garden just to eat them.

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