The sleek, rounded pods of gourmet quality Slenderette are particularly tender and crunchy with no tough tips or fiber. The vigorous plants bear strong harvests of delectable, bright green, 5" pods early in the season. Juicy and sweet tasting, they are especially delicious steamed, stir-fried or blanched and marinated in an herbed vinaigrette. An extra bonus is Slederette's proven disease resistance to bean mosaic and curly top virus. Plant this reliable, delicious and high-yielding garden bean every season!
Approximate Seeds per Pack: 75-80 Seeds
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". This seedline features unique varieties personally selected by Renee Shepherd for use in the kitchen or in bouquets.
Planting & Care
Planting: In the Spring, once weather is warm and settled and night temperatures stay securely above 55°F (13°C), plant seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Poke seeds in 1" deep and 4" apart in rows 1-1/2' to 2' apart. Make several sowings 2 weeks apart until the end of June to provide continued harvests.
Growing: Tender, crispy garden beans are an easy reliable crop to grow, but don't plant seeds too early as cold conditions prevent good germination. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away; new seedlings will catch up quickly. Birds are often attracted to young bean seedlings, so watch carefully and protect with netting or floating row covers if necessary. Avoid cultivating plants or picking pods when plants are wet.
Harvest & Use: The vigorous plant sbear strong harvests of top quality pods that hold well without getting stringy. The more you pick the more the plants will produce, and the nitrogen fixing bacteria on the roots of the bean plants actually improves your soil. Sow another crop about 3 weeks after your first planting and you'll have a welcome second harvest in late Summer. Slenderette beans are wonderful for quick cooking, they freeze well, or use them to make jars of tasty pickled dilly beans!