Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
85-90 (Spring/Summer)
Growing Habit
Pole
Hardiness
Tender

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

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

To grow dry beans you plant them all at once, as soon as the soil is warm enough. They need a longer period of warm weather to produce dry beans. They are not at all hardy and any frost will kill them. Beans like a warm sunny spot.

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

Don’t plant Pole Beans out until all frost danger is past and the soil is warm (at least 6o˚ F and ideally 80˚ F). If beans are planted in cold soil, they may rot. You can warm the soil beforehand with cloches or plastic mulch, or start them indoors if you must have an early crop.

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
Maroon and white
Fruit Size
4.0-4.0"
Plant Height
60.0-72.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-18.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Creamy texture and hearty, nutty flavor. Superb in baked beans.