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PlantFiles: Wax Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Cherokee Wax'

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

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Days to Maturity:
41 to 50 days

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

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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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CajuninKy On Feb 11, 2014, CajuninKy from Biggs, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

My garden will never be without this variety. We love snap beans and they are a staple of our diet. This variety is easy to grow and a prolific producer here in eastern Kentucky. They are delicious cooked or eaten raw.

Positive synsfun On Apr 3, 2012, synsfun from Lake Charles, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I managed to grow 5 of these guys from seeds and i just transplanted to outdoor garden about a week ago. so far they are geting a good gowth spurt and the leaves are big and full. I cannot wait to start harvesting these beans as they are the first time wax beans i tried planting this year. I like to see what they would taste like in my kitchen.

Positive jlmanley On Aug 4, 2003, jlmanley from Richland, WA (Zone 7a) wrote:

The plant grows great here and has beautiful purple blooms. It will be one that I grow every year. The beans taste great! Backyard snacking.......


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

Fedscreek, Kentucky
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Greenville, New Hampshire
Phoenix, Oregon
Clarksville, Tennessee
Richland, Washington
Bluefield, West Virginia

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