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PlantFiles: Wax Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Beurre de Rocquencourt'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Days to Maturity:
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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Pitcom On Jun 9, 2011, Pitcom from Avondale, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Absolutely delicious wax bean. This is one of the best as far as yellow wax beans go. Fantastic yield. This variety has a permanent home in my garden.

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 17, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bountiful, old-time yellow wax bean produces elegant and delicious, stringless 6 in. pods. Bush has vining tendencies. Well adapted to northern climates.


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

Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Aston, Pennsylvania

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