degauze's Journal: Pole Bean, French Filet Fortex Phaseolus vulgaris 16041
- Member: degauze
- Journal: Default
- Category: Plants and Requirements: Beans, Pole
- Status: Unknown
Initial Notes:*Germinates well in relatively cool soil
*Climbs great on a twine support
*Huge production, like nothing I've ever seen
*Not stringy or tough, even when quite large
*Great for pickles, freezes well - don't become too soft
*Flavour is good but not exceptional, so I always grow another kind of bean for summer eating, too
Kept it picked and produced more. Good frozen. I loved eating them off the vine.
One of the longest pole beans at 11", Fortex has dark green pods that are stringless and remain tender even after the seeds have formed. They can be picked at 6 or 7" for extra slender 'filet' beans.
Seeds are brown in color.
A 60 day pole bean.
Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Additional cultivar information: (aka Fortex Pole Filet)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
Days to Maturity:
41 to 50 days
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Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
From seed; direct sow after last frost
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
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