Bean Pole Blue Lake FM-1K Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Bean Pole Blue Lake FM-1K Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris

Item #3020

66 days. Some say pole beans have better flavor than bush beans. Blue Lake FM-1K certainly would support that statement. Besides outstanding flavor, plants are disease-resistant and high-yeilding. Vigrous, 5'-8' vines produce a bounty of 5"-7", white-seeded beans that are not only excellent fresh, but also canned or frozen. Resistant to common bean mosaic virus.

This packet sows up to 24 ft., or four 4-foot diameter teepees. See inside for instructions on how to build a bean teepee.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
6 - 12 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
1 seed every

Row/Mound Spacing:

Not required

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70°?85°F. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, sow as recommended above but skip the heat of summer, as daytime temperatures consistently above 90°F will cause no bean formation.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Snap beans are ready to pick when the pod "snaps" or breaks in half cleanly. This is when seeds have just begun to form and the pods are several inches long (depending on the variety). Hold stem with one hand and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches, which will continue to produce. Harvesting early and often will stimulate flower production for more beans. At season's end, plants are great compost material if they are disease-free.

Artist: Donna Clement

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