Emerite is a long, elegant filet pole bean from one of the oldest French breeders. The pods of these classic "haricot verts" beans are slim, rounded and grow 7" - 9" long. Emerite's flavor is beany-sweet, delicate, and the long pods have a crispy snap that makes them especially delicious when briefly steamed or quickly stir-fried. Emerite's tall vines are vigorous and productive with high yields of extra-fancy pods sure to please and reward the gourmet gardener and cook.
While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”
Planting & Care
Planting: In late Spring, once night temperatures stay securely above 55°F, plant seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Erect strong stakes, tripod poles or trellis, at planting time to support vines. Plant 1" deep and 4" apart along a trellis; around tripods or stakes, plant 4 - 6 seeds about 4" from each pole, thinning seedlings to 3 best plants per pole.
Growing: Beans are an easy and reliable crop, but don't plant seeds too early; cold conditions prevent good germination. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away; new seedlings will catch up quickly. Birds are attracted to young seedlings; watch carefully and protect with netting if necessary. Avoid harvesting beans in wet conditions.
Harvest & Use: For the best yields, pick beans frequently, at least every 2 or 3 days. Filet beans are meant to be eaten when pods are long and slender, so harvest the tender pods early when they are still pencil-thin. These elegant gourmet beans taste best freshly harvested and the more pods you pick, the more plants will produce. Enjoy quickly steamed just until tender-crisp, then toss with a little sweet butter and a sprinkling of fresh tarragon or dill.