This dark-green bean has been a standard for over 40 years. High yields of 6″ smooth, straight, and stringless pods. Unbeatable flavor! Blue Lake is a long-time favorite for freezing, canning, and fresh use. This is a great variety for the home gardener or small scale grower. The bush plants set heavy yields of flavorful pods that are tender and crisp. Developed in 1961 from the Pole Blue Lake.
Bean – Blue Lake Bush – Phaseolus vulgaris
Soil & Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter with a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, medium at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering which can promote disease.
Planting & Growing: Sow directly in garden when soils have warmed and danger of frost has passed. Keep seedbed evenly moist.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest no later than pencil thickness. These beans should be eaten fresh but they can be frozen.
Did You Know? Legumes are a good source of calcium and iron and add nitrogen to soil.
- Soil Temperature: 60-85F
- Planting Depth: 1″
- Germination: 6-12 Days
- Height At Maturity: 14-22″
- Days To Maturity: 60-70 Days
- Sun/Shade: Full Sun
- Spacing After Thinning: 4″-6″
- Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
Product image via: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply