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PlantFiles: Snap Bean (String, Green or French Bean)
Phaseolus vulgaris 'E-Z Pick'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Farmerdill On Jun 4, 2012, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Pretty plant and very easy to pick. Hard to get beans here, because the deer will ignore other varieties and pick these. They love the fact that the beans grow on upright flower stalks and they can walk down the row and pick beans by the mouthful.

Positive dschulbach On Dec 6, 2005, dschulbach from Portland, OR wrote:

This variety was selected and developed with conventional plant breeding technologies in the Willamette Valley. It was commercialized in the early 1980's. It is an upright bush habit, resistant to virus and root rot. Roy Schulbach spent over 30 years developing bush bean varieties and worked with thousands of selections. He noticed the "easy pick" attribute and spent several years selecting and refining the line that became" E-Z Pick"

Positive seedy1984 On Jun 30, 2005, seedy1984 from Eugene, OR wrote:

Very good snap bean. It is TRUELY easy to pick and the taste is almost as good as the best beans I've tasted. Very sweet even in mild Oregon weather. Amazingly easy to pick because the plant holds the beans up-and-out towards the picker and they come off the plant very "E-Z". Great for those days when you gotta pick beans for 8 hours strait. Should be called "VERY-E-Z-PICK"


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

Augusta, Georgia
Fort Scott, Kansas
Sturgis, Michigan
Eugene, Oregon
Portland, Oregon

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