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

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Climbing

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

71 to 80 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:

Radford, Virginia (2 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This an interesting old timer. It is vigorous and prolific. The tan beans are stuffed into a short pod rendering them flat on each end, hence the name cut short. It is an old bean and therefore not stringless. Preparation includes removing the strings which can be aggravating when in a hurry. It is a satisfactory cornfield bean, although that type of planting retired with mule power.