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

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

41 to 50 days

51 to 60 days

61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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:

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 11, 2015, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This was a popular variety in the 1950's in Virginia. Nice round podded 6-7 inch pods. Very productive. Disappeared in the US market for the last 30 or so years, but continued to be grown in Europe. All American selection in 1952. Adaptive Seeds has brought it back to the USA. It was developed and released in 1952 by D. L. Wade, USDA Charleston.