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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Rattlesnake'

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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: Rattlesnake
Additional cultivar information: (aka Preacher Bean)

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Climbing

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days
61 to 70 days
71 to 80 days
81 to 90 days

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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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Profile:

10 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive JULIETABER On Jun 2, 2011, JULIETABER from Fort Worth, TX wrote:

This is my new pole bean, won't go back to heat-intolerant Kentucky Wonder beans. Its been over 90 degrees every day lately and I've picked over a pound of beans in the last 8 or 9 days! I only have 11 plants, but they are prolific and earlier than I expected here in North Texas (zone 7b),

Positive luciee On Feb 24, 2011, luciee from Hanceville, AL (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is a real good tasting bean. It has a high sugar content and freezes and cans well.

Positive bamabean On Jan 6, 2011, bamabean from Birmingham, AL wrote:

Love this producer. Great taste and easy to grow in this area. Will plant it every year.

Neutral cowtrailrd On Oct 11, 2010, cowtrailrd from Shawnee, OK wrote:

produced well from spring planting but did not to well from a fall planting.

Positive ahaddock On Jun 17, 2010, ahaddock from Thousand Oaks, CA wrote:

I normally don't like string beans, but this one is great - very sweet and crisp. The coloring is cool, but it fades away after steaming.

Positive cowabunga1 On Nov 6, 2008, cowabunga1 from Sandpoint, ID wrote:

Tried the rattlesnake for the first time this year and was very impressed! Produced heavily and had great flavor! Beautiful light purple blossoms and green with purple striped pods.

Positive Norris2 On Jun 13, 2008, Norris2 from Columbus, GA wrote:

A favorite in my family. It has a great taste, is very hardy, and produces very large quantities. It started producing (a higher yield) than my early bush beans at the same time as the bush beans. They were planted on the same day.

Positive rhaus On Jan 20, 2007, rhaus from Leander, TX wrote:

Leander, Texas - goodbye KY Wonders! This is an excellent producer and a standout for flavor. Great in the very hot regions like mine.

Positive fwfarm On Aug 22, 2005, fwfarm from Lebanon, OR (Zone 7b) wrote:

Most productive pole bean I've tried (several times more
productive than most of them), slower to get tough than
some, and pods being speckled are easier to spot than
plain green.

Positive Galina On Mar 26, 2005, Galina from Northamptonshire
United Kingdom wrote:

Grows well in Central England. Early, tasty. Slight string is no problem. Very easy to grow and productive.

Positive Fivekiller1N On May 30, 2003, Fivekiller1N from Smyrna, GA wrote:

It out produces all other pole beans here in the south, everyone I know that has tried it has never gone back to the variety they grew before. It produces Beans as early as a bush bean even though it is a pole bean. Yhe flavor is great fresh or canned.

Regional...

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

Birmingham, Alabama
Hanceville, Alabama
Madison, Alabama
Anchorage, Alaska
Thousand Oaks, California
Denver, Colorado
Miami, Florida
Columbus, Georgia
Williamson, Georgia
Sandpoint, Idaho
Oak Park, Illinois
Bethelridge, Kentucky
Independence, Louisiana
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Loudon, New Hampshire
Shawnee, Oklahoma
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas
Leander, Texas



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