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.
Carefree Dwarf Hestia runner bean plants grow 12-14 inches tall with rich foliage and prolific flowers. Hummingbirds love them and flock to feed from the pretty blossoms. Hestia is perfect for pots, window boxes or hanging baskets for a lush cascading effect. These edible flowers have a mild nutty flavor, great for snacks, as garnishes and in salads. Flowers are followed by bean pods; the beans inside can be dried for making outstanding chili, soups and stews.
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. Approx. 20 seeds/pack. Mature height 10-12 foot vines.
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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..
Pole. 65 days. Spectacular climbing type makes enormous purple pods! Pods stay tender and stringless, even at 10 inches long! Plants are gorgeous in the garden as well, as the rose-purple of the blooms contrast nicely with the rich, deep purple of the developing pods. Vigorous, productive vines reach a moderate 9 feet tall. The richly flavored pods are best appreciated when used fresh off the vines. This heirloom from Germany is resistant to mosaic virus, too.
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..
Vigorous bush habit for those who want to grow long beans but prefer not to trellis. Foot-long pods are firm and very flavorful. Pods are strikingly different in appearance, having tiger stripes in dark red-brown. A superior variety from Thailand, where long beans are a staple crop. Unusual and very choice!
A blend of three colors of pole beans: Blue Lake, Yellow Pole Wax & Purple Peacock. Extended heavy harvests of delicious gold, green and purple pods. Maturity 55 Days (approx. 65 seeds/pack)
START SEEDS OUTDOORS: In 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. Erect strong stakes, tripod poles, or trellis at planting time to support vines. Plant se..