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 1/2" 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 Pack: 50 Seeds
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This is a solid performer. It has high, consistent yields and I've never had a disease problem with them. They taste great, are nice and tender, and freeze really well. They are great in a short season area like mine and do well direct seeded.Review by Steph the Photographer (on 6/21/11)