Blue Lake 274 Bush Green Bean Seed
Blue Lake 274 bush green bean is your classic green bean and is a heavy producer over a long season. Open pollinated. Plants yield early and do not need support. Introduced in 1961 as a bush variety of the famous Blue Lake pole bean. Not very heat tolerant which makes a great fall planting in the southern states. Resistant to CBMV, NY 15. Approximately 150 seeds per pack should sow a 25 ft row. (57 days)
This is my "must have" green bean. I can always count on there being a heavy harvest for canning or freezing.
Bean Culture: Legumes have moderate fertility needs. Excessive nitrogen may induce some varieties to develop vines in moist hot weather. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3–4 seeds/ft in rows 24–30" apart. Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases. White-seeded beans usually don’t germinate as well as dark-seeded. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°. Optimal range 60–80°. Optimal temperature 77°. Emergence takes only 8 days at 77°. Produce 97% normal seedlings at 77°, but only 47% at 86°.