Wax Bean 'Capitano'

Phaseolus vulgaris

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

51 to 60 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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Alfred, Maine

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 7, 2016, lightfalling from Alfred, ME wrote:

Best tasting bean Ive ever grown, I grew the pole bean variety, strong growing vine and prolific production!
These also hold on the vine without getting tough or stringy.

I quit growing the bush variety after trying these pole ones,They are much easier to pick, and less disease due to being higher off the dirt.

The yellow beans are easier to see and pick than the green ones, they make fantastic dilly beans!

Don't plant these until the soil warms up, too cold dirt produces low germination, planted when warmer I had 90 plus percent germination.

Neutral

On Dec 14, 2010, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A wax Romano type with 6 inch pods. 60 DTM with bright yellow pods on 20 inch vine.

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