This variety of Blue Lake 274 has vigorous, many-branched bush plants that produce heavy yields of pods similar in appearance to pole Blue Lake. The flavor of these 6 1/2 inch round pods is excellent. These boast disease resistance, and are high in vitamins A, B, and C.
- Flavor: Rich garden bean taste
- Preparation Ideas: A great choice for canning or use as a side dish
- Plant Type: Vegetable
- Grows Best In: Full Sun
- Days to Germination: 6-8 Days
- Days to Maturity: 55 Days
- Growth Type: Bush
- Planting Depth: 1-1.5"
- Seed Spacing: 20"/4"
- Disease Resistance: Common bean mosaic
Instructions: Sow seeds when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. Plant 2 seeds every 4 inches. Soaking seeds overnight before planting will speed germination. Thin to 1 plant every 4 inches when the plants have 4 leaves. Pick early and often to encourage production. Sow every 2 weeks until 8 weeks before fall frost.
Suggestions: Avoid working around beans when wet; this may spread diseases. When weeding, hoe gently because beans are shallow-rooted. Mulch plants only after thinning.