Beans are an ancient staple crop grown throughout North and South America. Sow bean seeds 1-2 inches deep in full sun, when danger of frost is past. Soaking for 1-2 hours before planting speeds germination. Beans will rot if soil is cold or very wet. Sow bush types 6-12 inches apart in beds; pole beans 6 inches apart in rows. Provide support for pole types. Harvest for snaps when pods are good-sized; keep snaps well-picked, as production slows as seed matures. Strings will develop in over-mature pods in any variety. For dry beans leave pods on the plants until dry, or pick when leathery, and dry indoors.
Flower or vegetable? It's both! Green, broad oval leaflets forma a dense, yet delicate backdrop of large, showy sprays of flaming red flowers followed by foot long, edible pods. Pick the pods often to promote continued blooms. Hummingbirds love the flowers. Vines quickly and brilliantly cover porch, arbor, fence, trellis, walls, and other garden structures. An easy-to-grow plant that you will really enjoy. Mature height 10-12 foot vines.
ANNUAL VINE: Summer/fall bloom with ..
Blue Lake Pole produces dark green, smooth, round that are tender and meaty. Pole beans produce longer from a single seeding than any other varieties. Provide support for the vines and they climb! Maturity 55 Days.
How To Grow
Beans tolerate a wide range of soil types. Their best growth is in light, organic, well drained soil with a pH of about 6.5. Beans have a distinct dislike for cold, wet soils, so sow seed only after the soil has warmed to at least 16 C (60 F). Sow 2.5 cm..
An early maturing and supremely delicious winged bean from Japan. This highly adaptable winged bean variety is not day length sensitive, making it an excellent choice for a wide range of growing areas. Winged beans are native to equatorial Asia. Baker Creek’s founder, Jere Gettle, first encountered winged beans on a trip to Thailand. Being a tropical crop from the equator, the winged bean typically takes a long season to flower, only setting pods just before frost in our Missouri climate..
This noodle bean reaches 20-30 inches long! Fun for kids’ gardens or dramatic effect in edible landscaping. The impossibly long pods make a statement in the garden, dripping chandelier-like from lush vines and seeming to growing inches a day! Beyond its ornamental value, the beans are tender, flavorful and highly nutritious -- high in vitamin B, C, and protein. The plants love the intense heat of summer, producing profusions of pods as the temperatures creep into the high 90s.
This is the most stunning and unique bean I have grown yet. Fantastic, deep red, 18” pods are so delicious and full of nutrition, and they even keep most of their color when sauteed! Long vines produce all summer and do well under many conditions. This incredible variety will draw lots of attention in your home garden or at market. We are so excited to offer this unique, Chinese ethnic variety that produces fairly early. Small red seeds. 80 Days.
Elegant, classic French "haricot verts" pole beans with especially slim, long rounded pods. Flavor is beany-sweet, delicate, and Emerite's tall vines are vigorous and high yielding. Perfect for gourmet gardeners or any bean lover! Maturity 60 Day's
START SEEDS OUTDOORS: In late spring, once night temperatures stay securely above 55°F (13°C), plant seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Erect strong stakes, tripod poles or trellis at..
An old heirloom pole variety with 6" to 9", slightly curved, oval beans of golden yellow. Plants are very prolific and bear over a long time. Stringless, beans can be used fresh as a snap or dry as a shelling bean. Maturity 67 Day's
How To Grow
The growth requirements for pole beans are mostly the same as bush beans. The main difference is pole beans need to be grown on trellises, open weave fencing, nylon bean netting strung between supports or on bamb..
EXCLUSIVE - This rare ornamental runner bean is a true antique, dating back to the 19th century. The vines readily climb 8 to 10 feet up any vertical support, creating a wonderful flowering screen. Painted Lady’s edible blossoms are uniquely bicolored with coral and creamy pink petals, especially pretty against the deep green foliage. Let some flat bean pods mature and enjoy their wonderfully marked mocha and chocolate bean seeds displayed handsomely in glass jars fo..
Picked fresh, beans are round and dark green with unusual purple streaks that fade when cooked. Shelled beans are beige, with rattlesnake streaks when fully dry. Signature addition for roadside stands and farmers markets. Streaked seeds.
This runner bean should be grown for the flowers! Once you grow it, you will want more and more. It produces clusters of gorgeous peach-pink blooms. The flowers will then produce an abundant crop of delicious beans that can be eaten raw or cooked or freeze, can or dry them. Eat beans when young or keep for drying.