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Phaseolus lunatus var. lunonanus 'Loudermilk'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: lunatus var. lunonanus
Cultivar: Loudermilk

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3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

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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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TheQueenBee On May 26, 2010, TheQueenBee from Momence, IL wrote:

Pole bean.
Prolific producer and remains in production until frost in the fall. New growth runners later in the season could be sheared to increase pod set.


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

Hopkins Park, Illinois
Kankakee, Illinois
Momence, Illinois
Pembroke Twp, Illinois
Highlands, North Carolina

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