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PlantFiles: Dry Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Rose Family'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Rose Family

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Days to Maturity:
61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Galina On Jul 23, 2006, Galina from Northamptonshire
United Kingdom wrote:

i would not class this bean as dry bean. Here in England the pods stay edible for a long time, which makes this bean a good green, shelling and drying bean. Large pods.

Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 6, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A round podded pole bean from Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center.

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