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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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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


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


2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

A 7 inch round podded strigless green pole bean


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

Keystone Heights, Florida
North Bend, Oregon

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