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PlantFiles: Snap Bean (Green, String or French Bean)
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Lazy Wife 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: Lazy Wife Greasy Bean

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

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

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Climbing

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Oct 27, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is the version distributed by Seeds by Design. It is a large snap bean, very rigorous and with good flavor. It is very similar to McCaslan. One of my favorites. While I prefer the flavor of the Little Greasy bean, Lazy Wife is much easier to grow.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia (2 reports)
Fairlawn, Virginia (2 reports)



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