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Bean, Monte Gusto

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Yellow wax pole bean bursting with flavor and yields the season through.

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Here’s an exuberant yellow pole bean just bursting with flavor and vivid color. Easy-picking ‘Monte Gusto’ yields harvests the season through. Delicious, uniform yellow wax pole bean boasts great texture. Trellis recommended.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

Pole Snap

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

70-80 days

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

5-9 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.

25-30 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

45-70 inches

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  • Beans

    Beans
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
    First Date: May-16 - Last Date: Jun-13
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How to Sow

  • Because beans 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 bush 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 such as 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, when the pods start to dry on the plant.
  • 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.
Type
Pole Snap
Days To Maturity
70-80 days
Fruit Size
5-9 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
25-30 inches
Height
45-70 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
3 inches
Bean, Monte Gusto is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best taste ever! Planted this for 2 years now. Spring and a fall crop. Fall crop did just as well as the spring crop. Best taste we ever had from string beans, even the Kentucky wonder pole beans we grow. Vines did great, beans long and slender and tender. Still using the ones I ordered originally 2 years ago when I first saw them and they germinated great. I just need to grow more, and will. Just used organic fertilizer in the ground, and applied Miracle grow spray fertilizer via hose and they did great,
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My best performing pool bean I live in Atlanta, GA. I have limited sunlight, maybe 4 hrs direct but lots of indirect. These by far out perform all other beans I have tried in this area. They taste great and put out high yields.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bean! This is the second season I have grown this bean. My absolute favorite! Simply beautiful -- about 8 inches, straight, nice color and great flavor. Last year, the yield was wonderful, despite only 5 hours of sun. This year, with a drought and watering system problems, my entire garden had problems. This bean did not grow as tall as last year, but the yield was still pretty good, and certainly better than the other varieties in the garden. I have been growing many varieties to find favorites. This is number one and will have a much larger percentage of the garden next year!
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Yellow wax beans Hi, there -- I'm sad to report that both the yellow wax beans and Japanese eggplant seeds that I purchased created disappointing crops. Though the vines were beautiful, the beans truly didn't have any flavor at all.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not so good this bean lacks taste and the yield was low than expected.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Are you kidding me? These beans are incredible! Good germination, strong healthy vines, great texture and taste and production that just won't quit. I've eaten, given away and frozen until I have no more room and still they keep coming. All this from two trellised containers. Used innoculant when planted and top dressed with a handful of time release fertilizer a month ago. Watered when top of soil was dry. I pick almost daily. Two other green pole beans almost a waste of time in comparison. Hard to find frozen or fresh yellow beans in stores and I feel blessed to have these for the winter.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Beans Grew beans for the first time ever this year. Tried this and another variety, but this one wins hands down. Great flavor, and stayed tender even after I sort of neglected harvesting them in a timely fashion. I'll be getting these again next year, and will plant more so I can freeze some. Grew very well, I would say they got at least 5 feet tall, so plan your trellis accordingly. On a side note, the yellow color is nice because it stands out against the foliage and when they are fully yellow they are ready to go.
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Yellow Pole Bean I have trouble harvesting beans bending over, so I have been searching for a yellow pole bean for a few years now that is similar to a bush bean – slender and tender. I planted Monte Gusto this year, and was extremely pleased with the performance! The beans are long - they average 7-8" in length, are slender and tender when picked young, and I’ve harvested so many I’ve been able to share some with my local food shelf. Hope this variety is available for many years!
Date published: 2015-07-29
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