degauze's Journal: Pole Bean, Snap Bean (String, Green or French Bean) Blue Lake Pole Phaseolus vulgaris 16041

  • Member: degauze
  • Journal: Default
  • Category: Plants and Requirements: Beans, Pole
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Initial Notes:

This is the best tasting string bean I've ever grown. Have had no insect pests or disease on these vines. They bear until I'm heartily sick of them, and that takes a long time. Just a small patch provides a full winter's supply for canning too.

I like to plant this bean near a trellis and grow it up as a screen. The beans are really good and just a few hills provide a nice amount of beans. They're good picked young and cooked in stir fry.

Few strings and tender beans make this a great variety for the home canner.

Dependable, early, productive green pole bean. Great tasting and tender. Fine as a fresh, canning or freezing bean. White seeds. There is a black seeded version also.

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


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days
61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Soil pH requirements:
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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