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

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Greencrop
Additional cultivar information:(aka Green Crop, Kentucky Bush Wonder)
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

41 to 50 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

Regional

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

Hampton, Illinois

Covington, Louisiana

Greenville, New Hampshire

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 24, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a very good bean. It grows pretty fast and tastes great.

Neutral

On Apr 19, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 19 x 1.5 cm flat podded, white seeded, cultivar which can be used as a snap bean but mostly used for shell beans.