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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Bertie Best Greasy Bean'

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

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Climbing

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Days to Maturity:
61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 6, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A short round podded greasy type pole bean from the Bertie Best family, Haywood County, North Carolina. From Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center.



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