Green Bean Seeds
Most gardeners start their green beans from seed. This way they can choose exactly what type of green bean they want to grow in their garden. Green beans grow on two different types of plants, bush plants and pole plants. Once you decide what type of plant you want in your garden you have a wide
variety of green bean seeds to choose from.
Garden Seed Companies:
There are many fine vegetable seed companies. You can purchase from their seed catalogs or online.
If you're interested in heirloom seeds check out the offering from Heirloomseeds.com
Some garden experts suggest home gardeners, especially beginners, use fungicide treated seeds. The fungicide helps to prevent certain plant diseases from occurring. They also suggest you choose bean varieties that are resistant to diseases such as powdery
mildew, rust, bean mosaic and curly top. This is not a guarantee you won't develop these problems in the garden, but it's an extra measure of help against them.
Facts about Bush Green Beans:
Bush plants grown about 1 1/2 feet tall. Bush plants should be planted in rows at least 2 to 2 1/2 feet apart to allow for ample air flow between them. Most bush snap bean seeds mature within 50-60 days.
Facts about Pole Green Beans:
Pole beans can climb between 8 to 10 feet high. You must supply them ample support, such as a trellis, fence or pole. They will need help starting their climb, but one established they will continue well on their own. Most pole snap bean seeds mature within 65 to 80
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Green Bean Seed Varieties:
Green Bean Seeds: Some of the most popular green bean seed varieties are Kentucky Wonder, Kentucky Blue, Early Contender, Blue Lake 274, Topcrop, Tenderette, Maxibel, Romano Italian and French Filet. Gold and
Green Blend bush bean seeds are also very popular with home gardeners. Along with being delicious these blends make a lovely presentation when cooked.
Purple Bean Seeds: Some of the most popular purple green bean seed varieties are Purple Queen, Bean Sequoia, Royal Burgundy and Royalty Purple Pod. The latter two are heirloom seeds.
Golden Bean Seeds: Golden (sometimes called Wax) Bean seeds are Brittle Wax, Cherokee Wax, Goldcrop Wax and Soleil.