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

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

41 to 50 days

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

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

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:

Ewing, Kentucky

Troy, Virginia

Bluefield, West Virginia

Clarksburg, West Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 19, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This a white seeded snap bean. Its biggest claim to fame is that it was one of the early top setting snap beans and conducive to mechanical picking. It is a good snap bean but nothing out of the ordinary. It grows and produces well, but falls short of Top Crop for production and many others for appearance and flavor.

Positive

On Jan 13, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have grown these for years. They have 6 inch beans that are string-less, which if you are doing much canning makes a big difference.Have a good flavor and are easy to pick. The heat doesn't seem to bother them but if it stays dry too long they will not yield as well.