Bean - Blue Lake Bush - Phaseolus vulgaris
Tender Annual Bush. This is an excellent freezing and canning snap bean. The plant bears 5" long oval pods. Blue Lake is a heavy yielder, holds its condition well, and remains stringless and tender over a long period of time. Great flavor.
Soil & Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter and a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, moderately at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering which can promote disease.
Planting & Growing: Start indoors in short-season climates, or seed directly once soils have reached at least 65F, preferably after the last frost. Make small, successive plantings every 10 days for a continuous harvest.
Harvesting & Storage: Bush beans will produce all of their fruit over a few weeks' time. For best flavor, harvest the pods when they reach _" in diameter regardless of their length.
Did You Know? Snap beans are ready to pick when the pod breaks cleanly in half.
Soil Temperature: 65-85F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 7-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 16"-22"
Days To Maturity: 55-60 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4"
Approx Seeds per 1/2 lbs: 646
3 x 8 x 0.75 inches.