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

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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:

Keystone Heights, Florida

North Bend, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 25, 2012, TinyPlantSale from Keystone Heights, FL wrote:

This is my pole bean of choice from now. Amazing long beans, fantastic production, and long pick time make this a keeper. I planted in March and still had some beans forming in August. Remarkable how many beans I got off of forty plants.

Positive

On Mar 12, 2009, texore from Coos Bay, OR wrote:

Cobra green beans are now my favorite to grow. All seeds sprouted and grew quickly once the weather warmed up. The flowers are a lovely mauve and the beans came on soon (6o days after planting).

The beans are a deep green, never found a stringy one, crunchy and definite beany flavor. I felt like I could taste the minerals from the soil in these beans-- very healthy.

I've grown tons of different green beans for market over the past 15 years-- Cobra is first on my list.

Neutral

On Apr 22, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 7 inch round podded strigless green pole bean