Snap bean, Bush bean
Phaseolus lanatus 'Valentino'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Valentino
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

51 to 60 days

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

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

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 22, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 5-6 inch round dark green bean. Darker green, slender pods are straight and well-positioned. Has a oncentrated pod set, and sets well in heat." Early, but not as productive as some. It is satisfactory under my conditions, but not one that is going to replace all others.