BEANS Horto Bush
Stringless Horticultural Bean
An improved bush horticultural bean that is both early and stringless. The fleshy pods have excellent flavor and texture when young and can be used as a Romano or snap bean. When allowed to mature fully it is used as a shell or dry bean. Approximately 63 days to maturity.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow directly outdoors in late spring after all danger of frost has passed and weather has warmed considerably. Plant seeds about 1 1/2 inches deep laying seeds on their side. Cover with fine soil and firm down.
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 to 4 to 6 inches apart.
GERMINATION: One to two weeks depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Beans grow best in a sunny location in fertile, light well drained soil. Water plants deeply when dry by soaking soil. Bean pods can be left to dry on the vine. Harvest pods when completely dry. Shell beans in a dry well ventilated place until completely dry then store in a container for later use.