The standard fresh market variety for green beans. Provider comes through every year with early, heavy yields of attractive, uniform beans. Plants are vigorous and productive with strong root systems, even under adverse conditions. Good resistance to mildew and virus. Purple seeds. 5-6" uniform pods (Phaseolus vulgaris). Maturity 50 Days. Disease Resistance: Bean Common Mosaic Virus (NY15), Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Pod Mottle Virus
Soil and Nutrient Requirements - Beans only require average fertility and prefer pH in the 6.0 - 6.8 range. Choose well drained, warm soils and use inoculants to increase yields where natural Rhizobia populations are low.
Seeding Depth: 1-2”
Plant Spacing: 2-3”
When to Sow: Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Direct seed after all danger of frost has passed. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-95°F. Beans are particularly sensitive to cool soils and are prone to rot if temperatures are below 55°F. White-seeded beans typically do not germinate as well as dark-seeded beans. Snap beans can be planted every 2-3 weeks for a continual harvest through mid-summer.
Harvest: Harvest early and often to increase yields. Remove oversized beans to maintain pod production.