Fortex Pole Bean

813 – Fortex

$3.00

Good both fresh and for freezing. 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.

≈87 seeds/oz.

Certified Biodynamic and Organic

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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: beans are not hardy and will die with light frost

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.

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. The Fortex’s tall vines need help climbing, which we do by tying a string horizontally to pull the vines over onto the trellis as they grow. 

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

Harvest: 60-70 days; pick when young and extra tender at 7″ though pods can grow up to 11″; 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: Delicious green bean that is great for steaming, or for use in a stir-fry.  

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Size

S = 1 oz

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