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PlantFiles: Snap Bean (String, Green or French Bean)
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Algarve'

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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)
Cultivar: Algarve

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Climbing

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 4, 2012, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

"Algarve is a vigorous, very robust vine, reaching 6 to 7 feet long over the course of the season. It sets plentiful white blooms in spring, followed by masses of very uniform, flattish mid-green pods that reach up to 10 inches long and about an inch wide. Completely stringless, they are smooth and attractive, looking as good as they taste." Parks



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