Wax Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Berggold'

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

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 16, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

From Bakker Brothers, who offer this description; "Small sieve wax bean for processing and fresh market. Can be used both as a whole bean or snapped. Very productive and well adapted to mechanical harvest. The pods are medium yellow, approximately 12-13 cm long, 9 mm wide. Straight, round and stringless. Harvest in about 55 days. The plant has an erect, compact bush habit with medium-dark green, fairly small leaves. The flowers are situated rather high. Processors, market growers and home gardeners are equally fond of this variety. Resistant to Anthracnose and Bean Common Mosaic Virus."