The information on this page only applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our Spring Seedling Sale 2021.
Phaseolus vulgaris. French filet type pods of dark green color, slim straight shape, and superior flavor! Pods are held conveniently at the top of the stocky bushes; pick them when no thicker than a pencil. Fine for fresh use, canning, and freezing.
Easy to Grow
When to Plant Your Seedling
70-85 Soil temp
The soil needs to be rich in organic matter, well drained, loose, and warm
Evenly moist but not soggy. Water soil not foliage to reduce chance of fungal disease
Days to Maturity
50-55 days from seed
Additional instructions:Temperatures consistently above 90o F will prevent beans from forming. Fertilizer not needed. Beans are sensitive to root disturbance so transplant very carefully.
Harvesting instructions: Harvesting instructions: Snap beans are ready to pick when the pod "snaps" or breaks in half cleanly. This is when the seeds have just begun to form and the pods are several inches long (7-8"). Hold the stem with one hand, and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches, which will continue to produce. At season's end, plants are great compost material if they are disease-free.
Do not over-fertilize with nitrogen which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth. Adding inoculant at planting time aids in a larger harvest and more robust plants. Sow a few times a season, 3-4 weeks apart for a continuous harvest.