Growing Bush Beans

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Phaseolus vulgaris


Planting time: SU
Seeds per ounce: 100-300
Ounces per square foot: .08
Minimum legal germination rate: 70%
Germination type: Short Germinating seeds



Bush beans are around 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide. Bush Beans do not need to be staked. They grow faster than pole beans, providing you with an earlier harvest. They are generally picked young and tender, way before the seeds inside have fully developed. Most hybrid varieties have been bred to have string-less pods, but many gardeners prefer the flavor of the old-fashioned 'string' types.


In garden spacing (inches): 6
In flat spacing (inches): 1
Planting depth (inches): 1
Maximum number of plants per square foot: 6
Nutrient relationship: Heavy Giver of Nitrogen


Days to maturity: 56
Harvesting period (days): 84
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .72


Diseases: Angular Leaf Spot (fungal disease) can be a problem in damp conditions. Less common diseases such as Anthracnose, mosaic virus and bacterial blight can occur.
Insect pests:
[Insect Pest Finder]
Bean Aphid
Bean Leaf Beetle
Bean Weevil
Japanese Beetle
Lima bean Pod BorerLongtailed Mealybug
Mexican Bean Beetle
Mexican Bean Beetle
Pea Aphid
Slugs and Snails


'Bush Romano' 56 days
'Contender' 55 days
'Daytona' 54 days
'Delinel' 56 days
'Derby' 53 days
'Gator Green' 53 days.

bush beans plants

bush bean pods


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