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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1950

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Days to Maturity:
31 to 40 days

Bloom Color:
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Soil pH requirements:
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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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Zeppy 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 Farmerdill 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.


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

Augusta, Georgia
Heflin, Louisiana
Radford, Virginia
Troy, Virginia
Weyers Cave, Virginia

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