Growing Treated Harvester Bush Bean Seeds
- Latin Name: phaseolus vulgaris
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- Days to Maturity: 53 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1"
- Plant Spacing: 3-4"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Growth Habit: Mound/bush
- Soil Preference: Well-draining soil needed
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun is required.
- Pests/diseases: Prone to fungal diseases and Mexican bean beetles. Resistant to bean mosaic virus and powdery mildew
- Color: Green
- Flavor: Juicy, crunchy consistency
To get started, sow the seeds just one inch beneath the surface in a loose soil, with four inches between plants and eighteen to twenty four inches between rows. Beans need light, but even, watering. Because the leaves can become afflicted with disease if made wet, you should water as close to the root as possible. If you do find that a leaf has become diseased, remove it from the plant immediately, as the disease can spread. You can begin harvesting beans when they are about four to eight five inches long; this will usually be around fifty to seventy days. Leaving mature beans on the plant can stop or slow production, so be sure to keep an eye on these rapid growers!