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Bean, Fortex

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A bigger and tastier French bean.

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Extraordinaire! A French bean that's bigger and tastier-a new classic. A gourmet's delight, this stringless French variety is everything you wish for in a bean: tender, green, mildly sweet, nutty, meaty, savory. Wildly popular in France (the French know beans), you can pick them from 6 up to 11". Vigorous growth requires sturdy stakes.
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75 days

Fruit Size null

6 inches

Sun null

Full Sun

Spread null

18 inches

Height null

8-10 feet

Sow Method null

Direct Sow

Planting Time null

Spring, Summer

Sow Time null

After Last Frost

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6 inches

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  • Days To Maturity
    75 days
    Fruit Size
    6 inches
    Full Sun
    18 inches
    8-10 feet
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow
    Planting Time
    Spring, Summer
    Sow Time
    After Last Frost
    6 inches
    Life Cycle
  • Bean, Fortex is rated 4.5484 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ONLY bean for me I've always planted bush beans with little luck. I thought that pole beans were tough and stringy. I read the reviews and decided to give these a try. I had exceptional results. I devoted a small section of my raised deck garden (about 2ft x 4ft) to growing these. They produced an abundance of beans for us. They can get really long if you miss some when picking, but still cooked up well. There were NO STRINGS! I planted a winter crop of them as well since I had some leftover seeds. It took them a while, since there wasn't much daylight, but I still ended up having fresh green beans for Christmas dinner. I won't grow anything else from now on.
    Date published: 2016-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best we've had By far this is the best Pole bean or bush green bean we have had. Is big, tender, tasty and grows well. No strings at all. We have grown, Kentucky wonder, Burpee and Landreth before.
    Date published: 2015-09-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great vines, but... Fortex Pole Beans: Wow, great vines. They grow like crazy. Now for the sad part. Due to the hot weather (90+) in this area, there are no beans. Loads of flowers, but no beans. It is now mid July. I am hoping that if these vines stay healthy until the early Fall, I can have a late season harvest to can or freeze.
    Date published: 2015-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Planting this every year on orders from my wife My wife has encouraged me to drop green beans from my garden every year -- until last year. The Fortex variety produced massive amounts of delicious, stringless beans that fed the family for weeks. I'm now on orders to plant this variety every year.
    Date published: 2015-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bean ever! Perfect bean. We have tried 5 or 6 different varieties over the past 12 years but this will be the only bean we plant. They are delicious fresh, frozen, pickled and canned. Even when we've left them on the vine too long they taste great!
    Date published: 2015-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from favorite bean I have been planting Fortex pole beans now for a few years and just love these beans! Easy to pick and great taste fresh, canned or frozen! These are my go to bean plants and am considering not planting bush beans ever again!
    Date published: 2014-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fortex Beans This is the 2nd season for planting these beans and I love them. Grow them on round bean towers and they do very well. even if I don't pick them right away they stay tender and don't get all seeds inside.
    Date published: 2014-09-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally A Tasty Stringless Bumper Crop of Beans!!! This packet of seeds is worth every penny. I couldn't even keep up with the amount of beans. The great thing is that if you do let some beans get slightly too big they don't become extremely tough. The beans also taste better than any other bean i've grown. Their flavor was so good that all I did was steam them. Thanks Burpee for a bean that I will use for hears to come.
    Date published: 2014-09-21
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