(OP) HEIRLOOM. 52 days. 20”H upright vines with dark green leaves, produce 5½-6”L pods that are round, meaty, tender and stringless with a rich flavor. Set well off the ground. Early, very productive. Dark purple seed mottled with tan. Heat tolerant. USES: Canning, Freezing, Fresh Markets, Home Gardens, Processing (BCMV) Approximately 70 seeds per ounce or 1,260 seeds per pound
Companions: Beet (to bush beans only), cabbage family, carrot, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pea.
Allies: Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles. Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles. Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor.
Enemies: Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans.
* Nitrogen-fixer in the soil – chop up plant and work it back into the soil.
BEAN: Disease Resistance and Tolerance Key
AN – Anthracnose
BCMV – Bean Common Mosaic Virus
DM – Downy Mildew
FW – Fusarium Wilt
NY15 – New York 15
PM – Powdery Mildew
PMV – Pod Mottle Virus
PRSV – Papaya Ring Spot Virus
R – Rust