Ed Hume Seeds

French Marseilles Bean

FRENCH BEANS Gourmet Green

Bush, Baby Filet Type


Gourmet quality that's easy to grow. Marseilles has 4 to 5 inch long slim, straight, round pods that are dark green in color. It is very productive bearing beans at the top of the plant making it easy to pick. It is very tender and flavorful, a wonderful addition to your garden and dinner table. Approximately 52 days to maturity.

Special Directions For Short Season Climates

SOWING: Plant outdoors in late spring after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds 2 to 3 inches apart, lay seeds on their side covering with 1 inch fine soil. Firm soil over seed.

SPACING: Leave about 2 feet between rows or plant in wide rows sowing seeds 4 to 6 inches apart in all directions.

THINNING: When plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin 4 to 6 inches apart.

GERMINATION: 1 to 2 weeks depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

French Beans grow best in a sunny location, where the soil is warm, loamy and lightly fertilized. For continued harvest sow French beans every two weeks until two months before first frost in fall. Water deeply by soaking soil. Plants do not require any staking or support.

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