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PlantFiles: Snap Bean (String, Green or French Bean)
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Greasy'

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

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

The particular cultivar that I grow is known as the little Greasy. White seed that could be mistaken for a navy bean. It is a vigorous climber and prolific producer. It is somewhat prone to disease. Snaps are slighly longer and much more stringy than the Mountain Half Runner but the resemblance is sufficient to consider it a full climbing version of the Half Runner. An old fashion string bean but flavor is superb. Seed came from Haysi, Va in the late 60's.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia (2 reports)
Radford, Virginia (2 reports)



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