Provider Bush Green Bean Seed - great for early or Northern cool soils.
Open pollinated Provider bush green beans can be planted earlier than other beans because they germinate well in cool soils. Compact plants are easy to grow and adaptable to various soils and climates. Produces 5-5 1/2" fleshy round pod green beans. High resistance to bean mosaic virus and powdery mildew. Purple seeds. Excellent for canning, freezing and pickling. These will flower again after a heavy picking when its watered. Does not need staking. Too much nitrogen will cause vine runners so fertilize moderately.
150 seeds per pack. Plants approximately 20 ft row. 89% germination.
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°.