Beans Ð French Horticultural Long Pod
This Bean is popular in New England and the Northeast and is primarily used as a green shell bean. Plant is a bush type, 18-20 inches tall, branching with short runners in later stages of growth. Pods are oval, 5-7 inches long, stringy, bright green maturing to chamois color splashed with carmine.
For best crop, keep free of weeds. To prevent spread of disease, do not hoe when wet. For highest quality and yield pick pods frequently. For dried use allow pods to mature and change color. Make successive plantings every 2-3 weeks until mid-summer.
Planting time - Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Matures in - 60 days
Germinates in - 6-10 days
Sowing depth - 1 1/2 inches
Row spacing - 2 1/2 to 3 feet
Seed spacing - 1 1/2 inches
Thinning - When plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to 3 inches apart
Net weight 20 G (approximately 45 seeds)
Bulk Bean seed available.
1300 Seeds/lb. Plant 1lb per 100ft row.
70-90lbs of Bean seed needed per acre.
Average Shell Bean yield per acre - 151 bushels.