Tendergreen Bush Bean Seeds - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 50 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 45-57 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
Tendergreen Bush Bean
A medium-dark green, round-podded, string-less and tasty bean with slight flecks of purple. Grows to 18-22” with 5-6” pods. Great flavor, pods are meaty and tender. Very productive over an extended season, with heavy yields even in hot weather. Introduced in 1922 and has been a favorite ever since. A great mainstay for the home gardener. Also known as Tendergreen String-less bean.
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.