Growing Roma II Bush Bean Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 50-70 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1-2"
- Plant Spacing: 4"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Growth Habit: Mound/Bush
- Soil Preference: Loose soil, PH level of 6 to 7 preferred, cannot germinate in cold soil so best to sow in late spring
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun is required.
- Pests/diseases: Rabbits, dear (protect with netting)
- Color: Green
- Flavor: Juicy, crunchy consistency
These seeds should do well in a variety of soils, with warm temperatures. You can sow them by placing the seeds just one inch beneath the surface in 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. This variety of bean can take a little longer to mature than others, but should be picked when they are four to six inches long. Leaving mature beans on the plant can stop or slow production, so be sure to keep an eye on these beans.
The Roma II is a high yielding, widely adapted, bush Roman bean with pods resembling those of the traditional pole Romano. It's upright bush and concentrated set make mechanical or hand harvesting easy. The Roma II bean seeds and fiber developed provide optimum eating quality over a longer period. Resists BV. Roma II Green beans are ready for harvest about 2 weeks after bloom. Pick when the pods are nearly full size and the seeds are still small. Pods at this stage have firm, crispy flesh and are low in fiber content. Pods are uniform in shape, adorned in a bright emerald green shade. Keep plants well picked to extend harvest and increase yield.