Blue Ribbon Bush Bean Seeds - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 50 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 48 - 55 days
- Days to Germination:
- 3-7 days @ 60-85F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Soil Requirements:
- Well drained
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
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.
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.
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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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.