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Bean - Pencil Pod Black Wax  (Yellow Bush Bean)

Bean - Pencil Pod Black Wax (Yellow Bush Bean)

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Heirloom Vegetable. This vigorous, stocky bush bean is a prolific producer. Fleshy, light yellow pods 12-15 cm (5 to 6″) long are quite tender and generally stringless. Plants grow to between 40-50 cm (16-20″) tall. A highly dependable multi-use bean for both home and market gardeners alike. Introduced in 1900.

How to Grow

Beans tolerate a wide range of soil types. Their best growth is in light, organic, well drained soil with a pH of about 6.5. Beans have a distinct dislike for cold, wet soils, so sow seed only after the soil has warmed to at least 16 C (60 F). Sow 2.5 cm (1″) deep and 8 cm (3″) apart in rows spaced 45 to 70 cm (18 to 28″) apart. To ensure a continuous harvest, sow bush-type varieties every 10 days until mid-July. Keep beans evenly watered, particularly when the plants are in flower and when production of the pods start.