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PlantFiles: Snap Bean (String, Green or French Bean)
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Blue Lake Bush #274'

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 #274

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3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Days to Maturity:
41 to 50 days

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lssfishhunter On Mar 30, 2012, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is probably the most popular bush green bean around this area and it produces reasonably well for me. I prefer this variety because they are stringless! I have also found that this variety produces better for me compared to the Blue Lake pole bean.

Positive sunnybritefarm On Jul 23, 2010, sunnybritefarm from Naalehu, HI wrote:

Excellent flavor! A decent producer of fairly straight to lightly curved pods, bush grows about 24" for us and tends to lean over with the weight of the pods. We simply use a few 1/2" thick twigs to help prop the leaners up. One of our favorite snap beans for flavor. While we can grow it year around here, it does not germinate as well during the winter months. Hawaii, 2300' elev, 60" rain, daily low 60 degrees F, high 80 F

Positive jessums On Aug 13, 2007, jessums from Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Great producer, keeps tight bush form which requires little in no attention to maintain.


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

Byers, Colorado
Miami, Florida
Naalehu, Hawaii
Georgetown, Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Wichita, Kansas
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jonesville, South Carolina
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

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