Snap Bean (String, Green or French Bean)
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Blauhilde'

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Climbing

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

71 to 80 days

Bloom Color:

Purple

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 8, 2007, Ralph3 wrote:

Great taste. I love it.
Don't be misled by the color: When you cook them the purple beans turn deep green.
High production.

Neutral

On Dec 8, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 9 inch blue podded pole bean.