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

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 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:

Warren, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 26, 2006, BDale60 from Warren, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Snap pole bean available from Seeds of Change. Their catalog describes as "a fine variety for the home gardener, yielding a profusion of good-tasting beans. Very adaptable to different climates. An improved strain of Oregon Giant." We've grown them for several seasons and love the purple speckled/mottled pattern on the green bean. Basically agree with the seed company description on this one (aside from the Oregon Giant reference....I have no idea). They get tall. We have an 8 foot trellis and the vines easily extend 2 feet beyond at the top.