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

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

91 to 100 days

101 to 110 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

Regional

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

Clovis, California

Los Angeles, California

Radford, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

This is a vigorous producer of the large flat pods called Italian beans. This is the best flavored of all that I have tried. It is not a substitute for the crease back type polebeans but an alternative. Flavor is different but in my opinion equally good