Growing Pole Beans

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Seed

pole beans

Planting time: SU
Seeds per ounce: 100-130
Ounces per square foot: 0.08
Minimum legal germination rate: 70%
Seed spacing (inches): 6
Germination type:

Short Germinating seeds

Notes
Growing Pole Beans require some type of support. Be sure the trellis, string, fence or whatever is in place before you seed or transplant from flats.

Pole beans require initial help/training in climbing. .

Planting

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

Harvest

Days to maturity: 56-63
Harvesting period (days): 84
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .15

Cultural

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, Limabean Pod Borer, Longtailed Mealybug, Mexican Bean Beetle, Mexican Bean Beetle, Pea Aphid, Slugs and Snails

Varieties

'Kentucky Wonder' - an old standby, string pole variety that tastes great.
'Lazy Wife' - a German heirloom.
'Romano' - classic broad, Italian style green bean with meaty flavor

 

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