Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
55-60 (Spring/Summer)
Growing Habit
Bush
Hardiness
Tender

Beans are temperature sensitive and shouldn't be planted until the soil has reached at least 65 degrees F.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring, Summer
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
Early
Growing Conditions
Warm, Hot

Beans like a warm sunny spot. They are not at all hardy and any frost will kill them. These tall plants are vulnerable to being blown over, so should be sheltered from high winds and supported on a stable and secure structure.

Outdoor Growing Temp
60°F - 80°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
65°F

Dark and Light-Seeded Beans: Dark-seeded beans are more resistant to rotting in cool soil than light-seeded beans. Beans need a minimum soil temperature of 65°F (18°C) to germinate well, otherwise rotting may occur. Around 80˚ F is ideal.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Water
Moderate

Beans should have evenly moist soil at all times. Water lightly at planting, medium at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering which can promote disease.

Feeder
Moderate

Low nitrogen. Moderate potassium. Moderate phosphorous.

Beans don't need a lot of nitrogen in the soil because they fix their own. In fact, if there is a lot in the soil they won't go to the trouble of fixing it. They do need plenty of potassium and phosphorus though.

They are sometimes planted after a crop that was heavily amended, or after a winter cover crop.

Suitability
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
No
Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Green
Fruit Size
-5.0"
Plant Height
16.0-22.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-18.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-11
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Crisp, tender, rich flavor.