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

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

51 to 60 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:

Augusta, Georgia

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This is a real oldtime bush stringbean. Flavor is unsrpassed for southern traditional style beans. ( Simmered slowly in a cast iron kettle with sidemeat on the back of a wood stove. Add new potatoes just before beans are done) They do not fare as well with more modern styles of preparation nor do they freeze or can as well as newer varieties. Semi-flat pods will become fibrous if left too long on the bush.