Snap Bean (Green, String or French Bean)
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Xera'

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Climbing

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 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

Regional

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

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 28, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Not the most productive plant I grow nor my favorite bush bean. But overall, the beans are long, thin, crisp and taste good if not overcooked. Just the way I like them. I would grow this variety again.

Neutral

On Dec 14, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A dark green, round, 5-6 inch bush bean.