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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Jumbo'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

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


2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cowtrailrd On Jun 6, 2011, cowtrailrd from Shawnee, OK wrote:

I warmed the soil before planting and almost all seed came up. Setting on many beans. Not as large as catalog said but 5-6 inches and 1/2 inch wide.

Positive Farmerdill On Oct 10, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Several years, Jumbo was offered by several vendors, It was dropped suddenly. Peters currently is offering a cultivar named Jumbo. If it is the same cultivar it is excellent. A bush bean with the size ( 9-10 inches) and flavor of a pole bean. Semi- flat pods, not as flattened as Romano.


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

Augusta, Georgia
Heflin, Louisiana
Shawnee, Oklahoma

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