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

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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: Benchmark

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Advanced Cultivar

Growth Habit:
Bush

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:
41 to 50 days

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

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:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive BeanBreeder On Dec 16, 2002, BeanBreeder wrote:

Benchmark was developed by Dr. Ron Riley of Rogers Seed Company during the early 1990's. It was briefly popular in the Georgia and West Mexico fresh markets as a shipper bean. It has moderately fibrous pods, 5.5" (~14 cm) length, 4 sieve (~9 mm) diameter. It is relatively early, somewhat heat tolerant, with moderately fast seed development. Contains the dominant I gene which gives resistance to seed born Bean Common Mosaiv Virus (BCMV). Benchmark has been replaced in these markets mostly by the variety 'Charon'.



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