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BEAN PENCIL POD SEED

BEAN PENCIL POD SEED

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BEAN PENCIL POD

Description
Pencil Pod Black Wax Bean Seeds 1135 Heirloom Vegetable. This vigorous, stocky bush bean is a prolific producer. Fleshy, light yellow pods 12-15 cm (5 to 6″) long are quite tender and generally stringless. Plants grow to between 40-50 cm (16-20″) tall. A highly dependable multi-use bean for both home and market gardeners alike. Introduced in 1900.

How to Grow
4-5 seed/gram. Beans tolerate a wide range of soil types. Their best growth is in light, organic, well drained soil with a pH of about 6.5. Beans have a distinct dislike for cold, wet soils, so sow seed only after the soil has warmed to at least 16 C (60 F). Sow 2.5 cm (1″) deep and 8 cm (3″) apart in rows spaced 45 to 70 cm (18 to 28″) apart. To ensure a continuous harvest, sow bush-type varieties every 10 days until mid-July. Keep beans evenly watered, particularly when the plants are in flower and when production of the pods start. Avoid the use of high nitrogen fertilizer. Nitrogen promotes excessive foliage. Avoid disturbing beans when leaves are damp to reduce the incidence of disease.

BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS
Early Summer

LIFECYCLE
Annual

PROPAGATION
Sow Direct

DAYS TO EMERGENCE
8

LIGHT
Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT
Bushy

FROST TOLERANCE
Killed by Frost

DAYS TO HARVEST
57

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

HERITAGE
Heirloom

FAMILY NAME
Papilionoideae

LATIN
Phaseolus vulgaris

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