Stays tender and stringless even when fully mature.
Days To Maturity
After Last Frost
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Days To Maturity50 daysFruit Size4-6 inchesSunFull SunSpread10 inchesHeight15-20 inchesSow MethodDirect SowPlanting TimeSpring, SummerSow TimeAfter Last FrostThin6 inchesLife CycleAnnual
Bean, Tenderpod is rated out of 5 by 51.Rated 5 out of 5 by Bluebird16 from WIll plant again! I was amazed at this variety of beans. They were prolific and delicious all season long! Grew amazingly well despite the heat and not stringy! I canned a lot of them. Will plant again. I like the compact bushes. I do not soak the seeds before planting. No problem with excellent germination.Date published: 2016-01-07Rated 4 out of 5 by jennie1965 from YUMMY!!! This is my first year planting Tenderpod, so I have nothing to compare it to. I see all the other reviews have been very negative, and just HAD to let y'all know that I've been SOOOOOOOO impressed with these beans!!! Having had issues with Blue Lake, I switched mid-season to Tenderpod. These plants came up (literally) in a couple of DAYS! They've grown beautifully and have been LOADED with beautiful beans! Mine is a container garden, using 36 gallon plastic storage totes with drainage holes added. As a test, I planted 3 containers of Blue Lake within a few days of planting Tenderpod. I used Burpee's bean & pea booster with all, and also have used plant food regularly. The Tenderpod has by far out-performed the Blue Lake (though this planting of BL has been better than the earlier plantings this season). I did wonder about the "vining" issue...I purchased "bush" varieties so I don't have to give them a structure to climb. My solution? I bought bamboo stakes for my peppers, and took the cages from the peppers and plopped them in the middle of each bean container. The beans have been SOOOOOOOOOOO easy to harvest this way! Again, not sure how my experience compares to others. Just didn't want Tenderpod to be "written off". I'll definitely plant this variety again!Date published: 2015-09-27Rated 1 out of 5 by lina189 from Disappointing Results Most of the seedlings died and the few that survived had poor yield.Date published: 2015-07-23Rated 1 out of 5 by grassroot from Different results and not reliable ones either. Why are these vining when they aren't supposed to be climbers? Also, the germination rate is pretty low too, not used to this from Burpee.Date published: 2015-07-04Rated 1 out of 5 by martain74 from Don't waste you money I purchased these bean seeds back in March. I then planted my garden the middle of May. I even soaked the bean seed for 24-36 hours, before placing then in the ground. 3 weeks later, and only 5 plants to show for 50 seeds. DO NOT WASTE your money. Buy a different bean!Date published: 2015-05-23Rated 1 out of 5 by Hopefull from give us back the old Tenderpod seeds I have had luck with this bean for years and then as others have said in 2013 there was the vining issue and tough beans. I had hoped that by the 2014 season it would be resolved. As others note it was not. However, someone at Burpee put me on to the fact that there are 2 types of seed in the packets (one with brown spots and one that is all white). I planted them separately and found that the ones with the brown spots were the good ones. I love these beans so much that I will order extra this year and only plant the ones with the brown spots. I wish they could resolve this since this will cost me extra.Date published: 2014-12-20Rated 1 out of 5 by nodo14 from BEAN BUSH BURPEE'S TENDERPOD Not happy with these. They were supposed to be long and skinny. Instead they were flat, stringy, and had big beans inside. They took a long time to start producing. Will never buy them againDate published: 2014-11-10Rated 5 out of 5 by proudmamaof4 from Great producer. These did very well. 1 st time growing them and I was very happy. My family enjoyed them.Date published: 2014-09-21