70 days. Open Polinated. Also called Preacher Bean in parts of the south. Our favorite pole bean for production, beauty, and crisp tenderness. Beans are 6 to 7" long, green with purple streaks. Holds well on the vine and does not get stringy. The flavor is excellent - juicy and crisp with full, beany flavor. The beans grow long and slender and abundant. Beans are easy to see and pick among the vines due to the purple mottling. Excellent for fresh eating and freezing, we also like to eat the young ones raw as they are so tender-crisp and juicy. The dried beans are good in soup.
Produces well for us from June through October here in the Ozarks. Vines grow tall, so provide support. Widely adapted. Does well in sandy and clay soils. Germinated at 97% .
|Other Names:||Preacher Bean|
|Lifecycle:||1 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|Height:||6 to 8'|
|Soil:||Regular garden soil. Do not fertilize with extra nitrogen or plants will grow lots of leaves and few beans. A little compost worked into the soil prior to planting should be sufficeint.|
|Propagation / Germination:||Plant in full sun after last frost and when soil has warmed to at least 60 degrees. Space seeds 1" deep and 3" apart. If using poles, plant 6 seeds around each pole. Provide weekly water if necessary. Beans appreciate mulch. Must provide support, as vines get tall and heavy.|
|Water:||Water weekly if no rain.|
We have a 6 plant minimum order size for shipping purposes.
Plants start shipping late March or early April, depending on the weather. Check our store listing for more information. We have been farming organically since we started farming in 1996.
Seeds ship immediately.
We produce all of our own seed, unlike most seed sellers. We never purchase bulk seeds and repackage them. You can be sure that you are getting top quality, healthy, and vigorous seeds from us, and that they were produced by us on our small farm in healthy soil.
We are licensed by the State of Missouri Department of Agriculture to sell plants (license #1931) and seed (license #149045) produced by us. We exceed the Federal minimum germination standards and post our germination test results with each variety.