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

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Climbing

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Dayton, Ohio

Crossville, Tennessee

Jonesville, Virginia

Weyers Cave, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 6, 2005, Zeppy from Shenandoah Valley, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Everyone I've shared these beans with agree that they're the best-tasting snap bean they've ever had. Long (up to 7"), thin, tender, stringless, slightly flattened pod with a smooth skin, and nice at nearly any stage of growth. They're fantastic off the vine, lovely cooked, and prolific.

Positive

On Jun 18, 2003, tomato_lady from Crossville, TN (Zone 6a) wrote:

I just learned of this variety this year. I bought about 5 pounds of seeds from the local co-op. The germination rate has been 100% and the plants came up early.

These beans are a canner's dream! THERE ARE NO STRINGS!!

You simply pick them, cut off the ends, cut them into pieces and can them up! They are beautiful! A friend shared some she had canned last year and they taste great! I will probably only plant McCaslan beans from here on out!