Fortex Pole Bean

813 – Fortex

$3.00

Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Extra long, round, green pods can be picked at 7 inches for an extra tender fillet, but grow up to 11 inches. The tall vines need help climbing, which we do by tying a string horizontally to pull the vines over onto the trellis as they grow. Good both fresh and for freezing. ≈87 seeds/oz.

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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
60-70

SOWING
Sow beans 1-2″ deep. It is recommended to soak beans 2-6 hours prior to planting.

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Full sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
pH 6.5-6.8

PLANT HEIGHT
Climbing

PLANT SPACING
Pole beans need support of a trellis or fence. Plant seeds 1″ to 2″ deep, 5-6″ 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. May need help climbing.

HARDINESS ZONES
Beans are NOT hardy and will die with light frost.

HARVEST
Fortex beans picked young at 7″ are extra tender and can grow up to 11″. Continually harvest to encourage future growth and production.

COMPANION PLANTING
As beans fix nitrogen, they pair well with many other crops especially beets, celery & celeriac, cabbage, potatoes, leeks, and radishes. Strong scented herbs planted near beans may discourage bean beetle.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

Steaming
Step 1
Prepare your green beans by rinsing them in cold water to remove any dirt that may be on them.

Step 2
Place clean green beans on a cutting board and, using a sharp knife, cut them into smaller pieces — around 1 or 2 inches apiece, depending on how long you want them. You may also decide to leave them whole, which is fine.

Step 3
Fill a steamer basket with the amount of green beans you want to steam. The basket must be small enough to fit into a saucepan with a lid while leaving at least 1 inch of space between the bottom of the basket and the bottom of the pan.

Freezes well.

Additional Information

Size

S = 1 oz

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