Early Riser Pole Bean

812 – Early Riser


Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Extremely early Romano-type pole bean. Flat, green 8-10 in. long pods on vigorous vines up to 6-10 ft. Young pods are a real treat fresh, steamed or chopped into a stir-fry. Does well in northern climates with a long harvesting season from early summer to frost. We like them straight off the vine!

≈60 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 Early Riser has some cold tolerance;

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

Light Preference: Full sun

Water: Moderate

Days until Germination: 8-16 days

Sowing: Soak beans for 2-6 hours before planting. Sow directly into ground 2″- 3″ deep once soil is warm and last frost is past—roughly two weeks.

Plant Spacing: Pole beans need support of a trellis or fence. Plant seeds 2″ to 3″ deep, 5″ to 6″ apart, in rows 4′ apart within an inch or two of the trellis or pole. For a tepee method, plant 6 to 7 seeds around each pole.

Plant Height: Climbing. (Usually between 6′-10′).

Harvest: 65-85 days; harvest young beans when they are about 8 to 10 inches long; continually harvest to encourage future growth and production ;

Grows Well With: Carrots, cauliflower, beets, cucumbers, cabbage, small amounts of leek and celeriac, marigolds, corn, summer savory, radishes

Grows Poorly With: Garlic, shallots, chives, gladiolus, kohlrabi, sunflower, beets

Potential Problems: Mexican bean beetles; bean weevils; lack of support for stalk; sclerotinia white mold;

Uses & Cooking Suggestions: Early Riser pole beans can be enjoyed steamed or sautéed, in pastas or stir-fries, and even straight off the vine.

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S = 1 oz, L = 4 oz


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