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

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Bountiful
Additional cultivar information:(aka Bountiful Stringless)
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

31 to 40 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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia (2 reports)

Washington, Iowa

Radford, Virginia (2 reports)

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 27, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bountiful is an oldtimer that is still one of the earliest snap beans. The light green, 7 inch, flat pods hold up well when picked. Good flavor, but major strenghts are yield and earliness.

Neutral

On Jan 18, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

It is believed this bean got the name when Peter Henderson& Company had a contest for the name. A man from Ontario won $25.00 for naming it. It was previously called Green Bush Bean# 1. Has 6-7 inchs pods.