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

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

Category
Annuals
Vegetables

Height
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing

Seed Type

Growth Habit
Bush

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Danger

Days to Maturity
41 to 50 days

Bloom Color

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

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics

Water Requirements

Where to Grow