Snap Bean, String Bean, Green Bean, French Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Topcrop'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Topcrop
Hybridized by US Department of Agriculture
Registered or introduced: 1950
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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:

31 to 40 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

Heflin, Louisiana

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Weyers Cave, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 7, 2006, Zeppy from Shenandoah Valley, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

While Topcrop certainly produced a great number of beans per bush, the flavor/texture was not impressive: a bit tough, with a flattish taste. It was far outshone by Purple Burgundy, Kentucky Wonder, and McCaslan. No contest.

Positive

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

Top Crop quickly became a favorite among gardeners. It is a prolific yielding bean with good size and shape. Flavor is good and it is a an excellent canner. While today I mostly plant Contender in its slot, it is still a very good snap bean.