Bean - Provider - Phaseolus vulgaris
Tender Annual Bush. Snap. Early USDA shipper produces 5"-8" medium-green pods, straight, round with a crease in back. Clusters, low fiber, purple seed, widely adaptable.
Soil & Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter and a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, medium at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering which can promote disease.
Planting & Growing: May start indoors in short-season climates, or sow 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. Leave the pods on the plant until they have completely dried. Store dry, shelled beans in an airtight container.
Did You Know? Resistant to bean common mosaic virus, the New York strain of BCMV, pea mosaic virus and rust. Developed by Dr. Hoffman of South Carolina in 1965. Legumes are a good source of calcium and iron.
Soil Temperature: 65-85F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 7-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 16"-20"
Days To Maturity: 48-54 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4"
Approx Seeds per 1/2 lbs: 704
4 x 8 x 1 inches.