Golden Wax Bush Bean Seeds - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 50 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 45-60 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
Golden Wax Bush Bean - "A Home Gardener's Favorite Bean"
A highly productive compact 15-20" tall plant with clusters of entirely string-less five inch golden-yellow somewhat flat pods having white seeds with a purple/brown eye.
Delicious rich buttery wax bean flavor. Golden Wax was first introduced around 1871. Ideally suited for Northern climates, resistant to BCMV virus, freezes well, early dependable crop, for fresh, canning or freezing.
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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The Master Gardeners at the historic Francis Land House Heirloom Vegetable Garden in Virginia Beach, Virginia are providing feedback on the donated seeds. Our garden consists of 35 raised beds, each four feet by twenty feet. The garden receives full sun all day and is fertilized with a combination of compost and commercial organic fertilizer. Planted on May 30th we had our first picking on the 16th of July. We found this variety to be highly productive, picking over a three week period. Plants were compact and trouble free. A good wax bean for this area.
I grow green and wax beans yearly with good harvests. However this Golden Wax produced way more than I expected. Even the thieving critters had no affect on the yields. The plants kept producing through out the summer into early fall. I recommend this bean.