807 provider premium

807 – Provider Premium

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Certified Biodynamic and Organic

48-54 days. Early maturing. Germinates well in cool soil. 5-7 in. green pods. We’re always amazed at the number of pickings and the incredible yields of quality beans from this old favorite. The Premium has been additionally selected in our own gardens.

≈98 seeds/oz.

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Product Description

Scientific Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Family: Pea

Type: Hardy Annual

Native Range: Lower 48 States, Pacific Basin, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Hardiness Zones: 5 and 13; beans are not hardy and will die with light frost, however Provider beans are resistant to Common Bean Mosaic Virus and Powdery Mildew;

Soil Requirements: Warm and well-drained; slightly acidic pH [6.5 – 6.8];

Light Preference: Full sun

Water: Moderate

Days until Germination: 7-10 days

Sowing: Soak beans 1-6 hours before planting. Sow 2″- 3″ deep once soil is warm and last frost is past—roughly two weeks.  Plant seeds every 2-3 weeks for a continual harvest throughout the season. If you plan to dry your beans, plant 2″ deep, and remove pods once they are dry and the plant’s leaves are wilted.

Plant Spacing: 2″- 3″ with 18″- 36″ between rows

Plant Height: 1′- 2′

Harvest: 48-54 days; beans should be harvested when the pod is bright green and fleshy, and the seeds are small and green; Provider beans will be approximately 6-7 in.; to avoid breaking plant’s stem, use two hands when picking off snap beans;

Grows Well With: Carrots, cauliflower, beets, cucumbers, cabbage, leeks, celeriac, marigolds, strawberries, corn, summer savory

Grows Poorly With: Garlic, shallots, chives, gladiolus, fennel

Potential Problems: Cutworms; slugs; snails; Japanese beetles; rot; lack of support for stalk;

Uses & Cooking Suggestions: Provider bush beans can be eaten and cooked similarly to green beans, e.g. steamed, stir-fried, raw. They also freeze very well.

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Sizes

S =1 oz, L =4 oz

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