Bush Snap Slenderette Heirloom Bean:
Superior all-purpose green bean in bush form.
High yield with quality taste and texture.
Slender dark-green, stringless 5" pods
with small white seeds.
Vigorous 14-20" vines with
multiple disease resistance.
Excellent fresh, frozen, or canned.
One of the most popular throughout Europe.
Days To Maturity: 50
Approximately 60 seeds per packet.
Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris.
Snap beans are often referred to as 'green' beans
due to their fresh use whole,
pod and all.
Harvest when tender and young,
or a bit more mature just as the
shape of the beans inside begin to show,
but don't allow them to get too mature
or they'll lose their flavor and tenderness.
Bush beans (called 'dwarf' beans in Europe)
are popular for their more compact size,
and concentrated harvest.
Bean seed should be planted about
1 inch deep in rows 2-3 feet apart.
Best germination is achieved when
soil temperatures are 70-90 F.
Untreated bean seed is particularly susceptible to failure
if planted in soil that is too cool or wet.
Because of the concentrated harvest
of bush beans, you can extend your season by
sowing successive crops 2-3 weeks apart.
How To Harvest Bush Snap Bean Slenderette Heirloom Seeds
Let the beans dry completely on the vine.
This is best done near the end
of the growing season,
because once you start letting the pods mature,
the bean stalks slow down quite a bit,
and you won't get much of a harvest.
When the pod is completely dry
(it will be light brown in color, generally)
remove it from the plant and open it up,
revealing the dried beans inside.
Remove any chaff or pieces of pod,
and store your dried beans in something like an envelope,
or other container in a cool, dry place,
and plant the beans next year.
This method works for snap beans,
dry beans, runner beans, and lima beans.