Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info) Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info) Cultivar: Blue Lake Bush Additional cultivar information: (aka Bush Blue Lake)
On Sep 29, 2009, greenbrain from Madison, IL (Zone 6b) wrote:
I got tired of growing pole beans, so decided to try these. I've grown top crop bush beans before with success. These kept producing & I've gotten at least three good crops. Very tasty & prolific, but I liked top crops habit better of carrying the beans high on the plant. Not tough when they're fat with beans. It's Sept. 28 & they're still producing.
On Jul 29, 2004, kadawn74 from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:
This is my first year growing beans, and these have totally outgrown and outproduced the "high yield" Kentucky Wonder pole beans I planted. I find the taste a little sweeter too, although I can only comment on how they taste raw. I snack on a few every day, when they reach 5-6 inches. Maybe they would taste different if I let them grow bigger, or let enough grow to cook? They have been incredibly easy to grow, my only thought would be to plant them 6 inches apart, instead of thinning them to that spacing, as all of them DID sprout.
On Jan 13, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Heavy-yielding variety. Flavor is good. Plants usually do not require support. 53 days from seed.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Heflin, Alabama Davis, California Danbury, Connecticut Ellendale, Delaware Campbell, Florida Williston, Florida Hampton, Illinois Madison, Illinois Benton, Kentucky North Corbin, Kentucky Kansas City, Missouri North Creek, New York Ovid, New York Carlisle, Ohio Jamestown, Ohio Lebanon, Ohio Vinton, Ohio Portland, Oregon Cecil, Wisconsin