Wax Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Golden 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: Golden Wax
Additional cultivar information:(aka Topnotch)
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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:

31 to 40 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:

Spokane, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 13, 2005, TuttiFrutti from Spokane Valley, WA (Zone 5b) wrote:

While I'm not enthralled by the flavor of wax beans, and always thought they detracted from the classic "Three Bean Salad" popular in salad bars, I do enjoy their color and texture when cooked in combination with green and/or burgundy bush beans.

To their credit, these have been steady and productive performers in my garden for two years running, so I just might plant a few seeds again next year.

Neutral

On Oct 6, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 50 day wax bean also known as Topnotch. Five inch flat golden pods.