Blue Lake Beans

Blue Lake

Bush Bean

This Heirloom stringless snap bean matures early and offers superior flavor, color, texture and ease of picking. Blue Lake is upright and has medium-thick pods that are plump, tasty and at their flavorful peak when 6" long. Pick them daily to enjoy a bountiful and extended harvest. No trellis or poles are required for this bush type bean. The beans are long and straight. Excellent steamed or used in salads. Originally developed as a canning bean, but it soon grew to be a fresh favorite, too.

Very productive. Resists bean mosaic virus. Produces most of its harvest within a few weeks, leaving time for a second crop. The seeds are best sown outdoors after all danger of frost is past in the spring, and when the soil is warm. The recommended spacing between seeds is 4-6 inches, but it’s a good idea to space them about two inches apart. Why? They've got big cotyledons (seed leaves) and it seems like a third of the seedlings don't develop because the young growth breaks off or doesn't develop at all. For a continuous harvest, sow seeds every 2-3 weeks. When the plants are full size, it won't be long before you will start to see its beautiful white to lavender flowers appear. The flowers are self-pollinating. When the flowers fall off, you will see the tiny beans start to form.

 

  • Light:Full sun
  • Pod size:5 to 6 inches
  • Matures:48 days
  • Plant spacing:8 inches apart
  • Plant size:2 feet tall

 

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2 Corinthians 9:10      

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