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PlantFiles: Snap Bean (String, Green or French Bean)
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Brejo'

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

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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Seed Type:
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Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Galina On Oct 5, 2008, Galina from Northamptonshire
United Kingdom wrote:

Grows very well in central England, especially in cool and damp summers. The flat pods are 25cm long (about 10 inches) and nearly an inch wide. A large and very delicious snap bean with string. The seeds are white with black mottling. They are large, up to 9 per pod, making Brejo also suitable as a shelling bean.

The pod colours are very unusual. Away from the sun the pods are light green, on the sun-side they develop faint red speckles. This pink/purple hue gets more pronounced the longer the pods stay on the plants.


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

Seattle, Washington

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