Provider Beans

806 – Provider Beans

$3.00$40.00

Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Germinates well in cool soil. Early maturing 6-7 in. straight round pods. We’re always amazed at the number of pickings and the incredible yields of quality beans from this old favorite.

≈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 1″ 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: 44-55 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.

Additional Information

Size

S ~98 seeds, L =4 oz, XL =1 lb, 5 lbs

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