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

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 27, 2003, bonsai1 wrote:

Sown March. Grown for the first time. Grown in a growing tunnel in south west Ireland. Very high humidity at times. Tunnel naturally ventilated 9 or 18 square feet. Blossoms drop after fertilisation onto folliage where they hold moisture causing local fungal attack. July pods are filling well below, higher up the plant they are still filling. No further pods being produced.