Bean Bush Blue Lake 274 HEIRLOOM Seeds

Bean Bush Blue Lake 274 HEIRLOOM Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris

Item #0004

58 days. The snap bean (or green bean) is eaten pod and all, and is one of those vegetables that tastes significantly better when grown at home rather than bought at the grocery store. Blue Lake 274 produces a very large crop of round, 6" pods all at once, on 16"-18" tall, bushy plants; beans are stringless when picked young. Excellent flavor, one of the best for freezing. Also a good container variety.

This packet sows two 6-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
10 days

Seed Depth:
1"

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds every
4" to 6"

Row Spacing:
3' - 4'

Thinning:
When 1" tall,
thin to 1 every
4" - 6"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when temperatures are warm. To produce beans all season, sow a new crop every 7 - 14 days up to 60 days before first fall frost. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, sow in March for June harvest, and August for late September harvest.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Snap beans are ready to pick when the pod “snaps” or breaks in half cleanly. This is when seeds have just begun to form and the pods are 4" - 8" long. Hold stem with one hand, and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches which may continue to produce. At season’s end, plants are great compost material, if not diseased.

Artist: Tracy Wager



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