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PlantFiles: Great Northern Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris

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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)

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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:
N/A

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
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No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Oct 6, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A large white bean that is still a standard among dry shelling beans. Much larger than Navy (Michigan Pea) beans, but not as tasty in my opinion. Grows well at least as far south as Virginia.

Regional...

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

Troy, Virginia



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