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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Provider'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Provider
Registered or introduced: 1966

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7 vendors have this plant for sale.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Days to Maturity:
31 to 40 days
41 to 50 days

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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


3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive WeezyG On Oct 22, 2014, WeezyG from Brainerd, MN wrote:

This one does well in my garden in Northern Minnesota. Once it gets going, it keeps on producing.

Positive Farmerdill On Dec 10, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Provider is a standard market type green bean, round pods about 6 inches long. Performance was good but not better than Contender or Top Crop.

Positive jotcat On Sep 20, 2002, jotcat wrote:

Excellent crops from Provider bush bean. Germinates and grows well in cool spring/summer conditions. Good flavor.


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

Brainerd, Minnesota
Vinton, Ohio

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