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Bean, Eureka

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This bean beat all others in our taste tests!

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Our favorite in Fordhook Farm's test gardens, these full, straight, 5-6" bright yellow beans are exceptionally tasty and appear in abundance atop tidy 12-15" plants. You'll love them.
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Days To Maturity null

55 days

Fruit Size null

5-6 inches

Sun null

Full Sun

Spread null

10 inches

Height null

15-20 inches

Sow Method null

Direct Sow

Planting Time null

Spring, Summer

Sow Time null

After Last Frost

Thin null

6 inches

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  • Days To Maturity
    55 days
    Fruit Size
    5-6 inches
    Full Sun
    10 inches
    15-20 inches
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow
    Planting Time
    Spring, Summer
    Sow Time
    After Last Frost
    6 inches
    Life Cycle
  • Bean, Eureka is rated 3.7143 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from good taste if it grows poor germination This bean will not germinate in my garden. A couple plants in a row will come up but only about 10%. I have tried different locations and after three years giving up on this one. One row over the contender bears grow great and have to be thinned and for four years straight have been great producers but the Eureka's just won't start the 10% that do grow are fine.
    Date published: 2014-06-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wax Beans - Eureka This product did not do well in AZ, nothing came up.
    Date published: 2012-05-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Productive and Tasty!! I love these yellow beans! I gave them a 4-star rating only because I noticed that they seem to require a much warmer soil to germinate in than some other varities- so be sure you're waiting until a few weeks after LFD to plant. I always plant a few short rows of early bush beans, putting them in the ground a few days before average LFD in our area, and this year all of them germinated and grew except for these. However, the later main crop germinated very well, grew quickly, survived a drought, and are still producing (probably the 4th or 5th large picking off of these!).
    Date published: 2011-08-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great producer I got lots of yellow beans last year and these were easy to pick since they grow in clusters. Tasty bean!
    Date published: 2011-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Easy I love those beans. Got a burpee seed packet from a local store. I put 10 seeds in the garden, 8 sprouted out. So far have picked at leaast 1 lb and the season just started. Very tidy and healthy looking plants. Will definitely plant again next year.
    Date published: 2009-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eureka Beans are abundant This is the second year that I have planted Eureka Yellow Bush Beans. Both years they have produced a tremendous quantity of delicious beans. You can pick them by the handful. They are beautiful in the glass mason jars. I will always plant this variety of bean. I don't know how any other variety could be better!
    Date published: 2008-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge Crops of Beautiful Beans The "Eureka" beans are truly amazing! I planted these at a similar time to the "Greencrop" beans. They were a week slower to harvest, but since then wow! These guys keep putting on the beans! These two varieties have been truly awesome! The overall height of the plant is a bit smaller than other beans plants and tend to be a bit top-heavy, however, this hasn't diminished the gigantic yield at all. As long as I pick, they keep producing. I have about 25' of these and have picked approx. 10 pounds. Definately more next year! The beans seem to hold well once they reach their perfect picking length. The plants also seem to be rather resistant to disease. Bring these back next year Burpee!
    Date published: 2008-07-27
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