Bean, Blue Lake 274 Bush
Plump, tender pods 5 to 6" long, with white seeds.
Days To Maturity
After Last Frost
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Days To Maturity58 daysFruit Size5-6 inchesSunFull SunSpread10 inchesHeight15-20 inchesSow MethodDirect SowPlanting TimeSpring, SummerSow TimeAfter Last FrostThin6 inchesLife CycleAnnual
Bean, Blue Lake 274 Bush is rated out of 5 by 9.Rated 5 out of 5 by Dufus from Heavy Yields of Nice Beans This is my second year of growing snap beans and I have had excellent results with Blue Lake 274 bush beans. This variety of beans produces heavy yields as compared to other varieties grown in the same garden plot. Some reviews claim poor germination, this is from planting in cold soil (too early or wet soil). This is what works for me in heavy clay soil: Amend with compost, manure, bagged garden soil and other organic material. Water in some fish fertilizer, sea magic and worm castings before planting. At the first bloom, repeat a mild solution of fish fertilizer in the evening as a foliar and again at full bloom. I use 1-Tbs of fish fertilizer in a 2-gallon watering container to 15 feet of row... Keep in mind that too much nitrogen can hurt your been crop. My neighbor was watching me carry in several buckets full of green beans from a small garden.Date published: 2015-11-06Rated 5 out of 5 by jsspatz from Good Bush Bean!! I am on my second year with these beans. I use these in a square foot garden and plant about 6-9 per square. They always produce decent yields. I get one large harvest from each plant. Taste good, no strings.Date published: 2014-05-22Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsPenguin from So far so good! I planted about three dozen of the seeds, 1/3 in pots and the remainder in the garden. Planted late March, seeds came up right away, but today (June 1) I noticed quite a few beans! They aren't quite ready to pick, about 4" in length, so I'll wait another day or so before I begin to harvest. Don't see a difference between planting in the garden or in the pots, which is really exciting. This is only my second year with a garden, so I'm still learning, but I've had really great results with fertilizing with organic blood meal- the beans really seemed to take off after the first treatment. I planted so many because I was concerned about the quality of the potted plants, but may have been a bit overzealous..I have a feeling our neighbors will be getting sick of me bringing them green beans :) Can't wait to try them in a day or two! I guess my only question would be to ask if it would be OK to harvest when they are a little smaller than the 5-6 inches. Any suggestions?Date published: 2013-06-01Rated 4 out of 5 by Brendy from Reliable filler This variety is a favorite with my kids, I typically plant a spring crop in the North East they slow in the heat of the summer but usually come back in the fall, in my region (keep well watered and picked)..When other plantings fail for whatever reason. I pop a few down to fill the space in my garden..Best results when germinate on paper towels, plant once you see roots developing.Date published: 2013-01-16Rated 3 out of 5 by medicman from Nice bean I planted these in my raised bed and they quickly took over and tried to crowd out anything around them. They produced a large number of beans for an initial picking and then smaller batches for the next few weeks until they were done. They are very tasty beans and met all expectations. One regret is they don't keep producing very well.Date published: 2012-10-31Rated 4 out of 5 by regulator21 from Blue Lake 274 Bush Beans Proliific growing nicely in semi-shaded area-planted there due to intense heat in summer timeDate published: 2012-05-12Rated 4 out of 5 by VAGardner from Heavy producer I planted these last year (2011) 4 to a square foot a total of 4 squares spread out. They went crazy I had more beans than the family could eat and ended up sharing with the neighbors. Sauteed with some garlic, olive oil and slivered almonds or just steamed - very tasty. They were a big hit. I'll be planting again this year.Date published: 2012-04-14Rated 2 out of 5 by irl14 from bush blue lake 274 bean I have yet to reach the blooming state on these. And about 1/4 didn't germanate, and another 1/4 have blown down. I have Tendor Pod, and Stringless, sowed, and no issues on either, that the 274 have. Comments is from Florida sandy soil, and heat.Date published: 2009-04-27