Blue Ribbon Bush Bean Seeds - (Phaseolus vulgaris)

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SKU:
V1487
Seed Count:
Approx 50 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
48 - 55 days
Organic:
Yes
Type:
Bush
Days to Germination:
3-7 days @ 60-85F
Plant Spacing:
3-4"
Light Preference:
Full sun
Soil Requirements:
Well drained
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Blue Ribbon Bush Bean - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
  • Blue Ribbon Bush Bean - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
  • Blue Ribbon Bush Bean - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
  • Blue Ribbon Bush Bean Seeds - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
  • Blue Ribbon Bush Bean Seeds - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
$3.55

Description

Blue Ribbon Bush Bean - "Take Home the Ribbon this Year From Your Garden"

Heavy producer of uniform, wide 5 - 6 inch green pods splashed with purplish mottling and are a superb flat pod. Ideal for fresh snap beans and excellent for canning, cooking and freezing.  Great for fresh eating and are very tender when cooked.

Very popular snap bean grown in eastern Tennessee for over 60 years and seems to have originated in the Mid-East. In the snap stage, the pods are valued as being meaty, tender and with a distinctive, fine flavor. Known to be forgiving in picking time as they can be picked early or a little late and the flavor is still excellent.

History

Originally cultivated in Central America, from Mexico to Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. The smaller beans are thought to have been cultivated in Mexico as long as 7,000 years ago, while the larger beans were cultivated in Peru starting 8,000 years ago. High in protein, easy to grow, dry and cook, they have sustained mankind for millennia.

Uses

Snap

Harvest

For Snap Beans, wait until they are about pencil size, but harvest before the beans inside the pods become lumpy. Snap beans, are snapped, strings removed and eaten fresh or cooked.

For Fresh Shell Beans, let the seeds in the pods get good and fat. You shell/remove the green beans from the pod and they are eaten fresh or cooked.

For Dried Beans, let the pods get brown and dry on the plant. Pick them before they can split open and spread out to finish drying. Remove from dried pods and store. Dried beans are usually soaked and cooked.

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1 Review

  • 5
    Excellent germination, heavy yields

    Posted by Hans on Dec 28th 2017

    Experienced excellent germination with a heavy yield of bean pods over a three week period. Beans had a distinctive bean taste and pods were very tender. Plants were trouble free and because of the splashed purple color were easy to pick. Very definitely a choice bean to grow in this area - Virginia Beach, VA.

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