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PlantFiles: Pole Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Tobacco Worm'

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

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

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

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Climbing

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Soil pH requirements:
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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral melody On Feb 25, 2009, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Information only. I have not grown this personally.

Large green pods that when mature look like the green Tobacco Worm caterpillar. Including the pointed 'posterior' end.
A good snap bean when young. Makes a fine dry bean when mature. White seeds.

Regional...

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

West Fork, Arkansas



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