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Posted On Nov 8, 2014
Posted By Mountain Valley Seed Company 
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Category (Industry) Seeds
Country United States
State Utah
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Bean, Bush - Blue Lake Bush 274

Latin Name: Phaseolus Vulgaris

Other Names: String Bean, Green Bean

Recommendations: USU

Type: Heirloom (OP)

Description: The best tasting “Green Bean” around. The most popular bush bean we offer. The 5 ½ - 6 ½ smooth pods definitely do not lack in flavor. Plant in succession to produce all season, This bean is easy to grow, great for fresh eating and recommended for canning.Resists BV



Direct sow

Seeds needed

½ to 1lb per 100 ft row

70-90 pounds per acre

When to sow

1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when temperatures are warm. To produce beans all season, sow a new crop every 7 - 14 days up to 60 days before first fall frost.

Planting depth

1-1 ½”

In row spacing

sow 1 inch apart, thin plants to 2-3 inches apart, 24-36 inches between rows

Square foot spacing

9 per square

Sun exposure

Full sun

Seeds per ounce


Days to germination

5 - 8

Germination Temperature

70°- 85°

Days to maturity


Mature size


Companion plants

Cabbage, Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Strawberry, Carrots, Peas, Radishes


Tips and tricks

Don't work when foliage is wet. Harvest prior to maturity when beans are succulent. Keep beans picked or plants will stop producing. Does not need staking.

Fruit/produce description

The pods are dark green and about 5 1/2 inches long, very plump with tender white seeds, and fairly straight.

When and how to harvest

Harvest when the pods are firm, crisp and fully elongated, but before the seed within the pod has developed significantly.

Pests and Problems

Cabbage, Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Strawberry, Carrots, Peas, Radishes

Yield data

Expect about 120 lbs per 100 ft row.

How to preserve

Can be canned or pickled. Blanche and freeze in freezer bags.

Seed collection

Allow the beans on these plants to mature and dry out. When the pods are completely dry (most varieties will appear tannish or brownish at this stage) and the seeds rattle inside the pod when shaken, pick the bean pods. Once you've collected all your pods, you can remove the seeds. A dry pod will split open when squeezed gently along the seam. Collect all the seeds and discard the empty pods. Lay the seeds out on a paper or towel or on several layers of newspaper and allow them to air out and dry for several days. It is important that the seeds are dry and clean when you store them. Dirty or damp seeds run the risk of rotting or growing mold. When the seeds are dry, sort through the seeds discarding any shriveled, broken, or discolored seeds. Pour the seeds into a clean dry container. Make sure to label the container with the variety of seeds enclosed and include the month and year that you collected the seeds. Store the seeds in a cool dry location.

Nutritional Info

A good source of Calcium, folic acid and potassium.


Garden Fresh Green Beans with Tarragon Butter


½ pound fresh green beans, washed, ends trimmed, and sliced into 1½ – 2 inch slices

About 1½ teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons butter

1 heaping teaspoon fresh tarragon, minced


1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.

2. Add the salt to the boiling water.

3. Add the beans to the water and boil for 4 minutes. (Maybe 5 minutes if not quite as fresh)