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

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

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 18, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I haven't seen this snap bean since the late 40's. If I remember correctly it had to be picked young to avoid the hulls becoming tough. Other than that it seemed to an ordinary early bush snap bean which was well liked by the older folks of that time. Seems to have died out among younger generations. I haven't seen seed available for a long time.