Snap Bean or Dry Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Taylor's Dwarf Horticultural'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Taylor's Dwarf Horticultural
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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:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

41 to 50 days

51 to 60 days

61 to 70 days

71 to 80 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

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:

Augusta, Georgia

Cumberland, Maryland

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 3, 2010, napdognewfie from Cumberland, MD (Zone 6a) wrote:

My parents grew this one. I still grow it most years. I like to add some of the shell beans to my home canned green beans. The dry beans are good in soup.

Positive

On Nov 28, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The Dwarf Horticultural, Taylor strain is one of the more popular Horticultural cultivars. It is used heavily as a green shell bean. The carmine striped pods used to be prevalent in farmers markets in late September and were sold as "October" beans. It is very easy to grow and is suitable as a snap bean although not as good as many dedicated snap beans. I t was still a staple in southwest, Virginia when I left. Here in Georgia, the staple is southern peas leaving little niche for green shell beans. To be honest I prefer green shell southern peas myself and I grew up on October beans. Note that October beans also included Giant Horticultural, Cranberry and Wren's Egg cultivars.