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Bean, Burpees Stringless Green Pod

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Exceptional flavor.

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HEIRLOOM. This Burpee bred bean is entirely stringless; it's brittle, meaty, juicy and has exceptional flavor. Plant yields are early and extremely high; pods are round, about 6" long and slightly curved. Plants are entirely self supporting. A 2 oz. seed pack will plant a 20 ft. row. Our seed is not treated.
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Product properties

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

50 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

6 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

10 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

12-18 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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How to Sow

  • Because cowpeas are members of the legume family of plants, they can benefit from an application of a soil inoculant designed for beans and peas, prior to planting. The inoculant will enable the plants to take nitrogen from the air to use as fertilizer, which can increase crop yield and quality.
  • Sow in average soil in a sunny location after danger of frost and soil has warmed, from spring to early summer. Sow after the soil has warmed, as seeds may rot in cooler soils.
  • Coat untreated seed with an inoculant.
  • Sow in rows 24 inches apart. Sow seeds 3 inches apart and cover with 2 inches of fine soil. Firm lightly and water gently.
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
  • Keep sowing bean seeds every 2 weeks for a constant supply of beans.
  • Thin gradually to stand 12 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches high.

How to Grow

  • In dry weather, keep soil well-watered. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Cultivate or mulch to keep weed-free, but do not work or handle plants when leaves are wet.
  • Beans as companion plants: Planted closely in rows spaced around two feet, bush bean plants blend well with like-sized warm-season vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes and eggplants. Between towers of pole bean plants, planting vines like squash can help keep weeds down. Pole beans can help protect cool-season vegetables such as spinach and lettuces, as the weather warms.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • For fresh use, pick pods as soon as well-filled out with peas
  • For dried bean use, harvest in about 80 days
  • To Dry Beans: Allow the beans to stay on the plants until they are partially dry. Then pull up the plants and hang them in a warm, dry place with good air circulation until the pods and seeds are thoroughly dry. Shell the beans and save the pods and plants for composting.
Days To Maturity
50 days
Fruit Size
6 inches
Full Sun
10 inches
12-18 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
6 inches
Life Cycle
Bean, Burpees Stringless Green Pod is rated 4.4375 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very low germination rate I bought 8 oz package. I had maybe 15 seeds germinate. Will never punches again.
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prolific I've tried several varieties of bush beans with mixed success but for the past few seasons the Stringless Green Pod have been my edible pod bean of choice. The taste great and produce more beans over a longer growing period than any of the others.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy Beans! This is my first time gardening and this was my first plant. 100% germination, rapid growth and super tasting beans. I couldn't get over the great "bean" flavor. You can't get that flavor from a grocery store- it was just amazing! My husband was also impressed, green beans are his favorite veggie. So far, disease-free and with all the blossoms on the plants, I'm sure the harvesting will continue for awhile. We've had an exceptionally hot spring here and the plants seem happy, so far. To the review asking about containers: I have them planted in a raised bed, so I'm sure they would work in a container if it is big enough. Also, check out Burpee Backyard. It's a forum where you can ask your gardening questions.
Date published: 2012-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from question about container I purchased a packet of these seeds and the packet has a picture of a pot and a check mark in it. Does that mean these can be grown in containers? and if so, how big /deep should the container be? i'm a very new gardener (this is my first time trying from seeds!) i started the seeds in a burpee seed tray and they TOOK OFF they are all about 6 inches tall already! its still pretty chilly here and i'm not ready to put them in the ground. I would like to grow them in containers if possible. IS this possible? what size containers? thanks!
Date published: 2012-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Bean!! Out of about 50 beans planted, only three sprouted, but it could have been our resident squirrel who dug them up, not sure. What plants did sprout, produced lots of delicious, huge beans! Would defiitely buy again!
Date published: 2012-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long lasting and prolific I planted these shortly after the last frost date. About 85% germination. Nice bushy plants. These beans have been producing stringless beans since May. This is mid July and they are still blooming. We have had high 80's to mid 90 degree days during June and the plants kept on going. Around mid August, if these plants will ever die out, I plan to plant the second crop. The beans are excellent tasting.
Date published: 2009-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as productive as some, but great taste I live in Bremen, GA, which is NE GA. I think the summer may have been too hot for this bean. They germinated well, produced fairly well, but I only canned 23 quarts and ate fresh twice (total probably 25 quarts) out of 40 row feet. Only had 2 big harvests, then the plants were done. But the flavor was exceptional, and has held up well after canning, so I would recommend this bean to anyone north of GA, or in the mountains, as long as your summer doesn't get too hot for too long.
Date published: 2009-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Choice for the Beginning Gardener Incredibly easy to grow, very tasty, extremely high yielding bush bean. The color is white to medium green. Seedlings emerge in only 4-5 days. Only problems are that Japanese beetles LOVE to eat their leaves and it's not very tolerant to summer heat. Would not recommend to anyone south of the Mason-Dixon line.
Date published: 2008-08-01
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