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Here is the Blue Lake 156 Bush Bean, Phaseolus vulgaris. This is the 7th improvement to the Blue Lake strain. This bush bean variety is a stringless snap bean early type and also considered a "cut an come again" kind. The more you pick the more they produce! It was developed as a canning bean at first and then it became very popular in home gardens for there crisp raw salad type bean. Very heavy producer with plants only getting 18 inches tall. Very easy to grow and great for all ages! Open pollinated 65 days from transplanting.

Blue Lake 156 Bush Bean

SKU: 9706-10
  • Quantity

    10 Seeds


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    Culture: Legumes have moderate fertility needs. Go easy on the nitrogen. Excessive nitrogen may induce some varieties to develop vines in moist hot weather. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3–4 seeds/ft. in rows 24–30" apart. Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases. White-seeded beans usually don’t germinate as well as dark-seeded. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°. Optimal range 60–80°. Optimal temperature 77°. Emergence takes 16 days at 59°; only 8 days at 77°. Produce 97% normal seedlings at 77°, but only 47% at 86°.
        ANTH: Anthracnose
        BBS: Bacterial Brown Spot
        CBMV: Common Bean Mosaic Virus
        CTV: Curly Top Virus
        DM: Downy Mildew
        HB: Halo Blight
        NY 15: NY 15 Mosaic Virus
        PM: Powdery Mildew
        PMV: Pod Mottle Virus
        R: Rust
        SC: Sclerotina
    Wider spacing reduces likelihood of SC (white mold). Don’t disturb wet foliage.

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