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Rattlesnake Pole Bean (Heirloom 65 Days)

28 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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bob v.
United States
I recommend this product
rattlesnake beans

this is one of many times i've planted the rattlesnake bean..always a good producer,and its reallly good eating!!...pinetree is one of my favorite seed co's..been using them a long time.and will in the future too..thank you pinetree gardens!! bob

Leann C.
United States United States
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Wonderful seeds

I love growing rattlesnake beans. I couldn't find any in my local stores so I ordered them online from Pinetree. The seeds arrived quickly. All of the seeds I planted this year came up and produced very well. I will definitely order from Pinetree again.

denise c.
United States United States
I recommend this product

I purchased these because they caught my attention, the germination was excellent. I have been picking them and cooking them, not all have the purple on them but most do. They taste excellent.

Kenny P.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Rattlesnake Pole Bean

Shopping experience was outstanding. I asked for more seeds and didn't pay before it shipped, THEY SHIPPED THEM ANYWAY! I did pay for them later. Also almost every single little seed germinated and grew into a little plant. Awesome experience.

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My new favorite bean.

I just love these beans. They are perfect color for easy picking and so tender. I can't go into the garden without grabbing a handful to munch on. I will buy more of these for sure. I will plant twice as many next year, I only did a few to see how they were. My new favorite bean.