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Bean, Triomphe de Farcy Bush

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Slender, crunchy pods have a distinct, rich flavor.

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HEIRLOOM. Triomphe de Farcy produces slender, crunchy pods that have a distinct, rich flavor. It bears very early and very heavily, needs no support and should be harvested often when the pods are 3 to 6" long. One 2 oz. seed packet will sow a row of about 20 ft. Our seed is not treated.
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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.

Bush Filet

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

48 days

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

3-6 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.

15-20 inches

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  • 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

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.
Bush Filet
Days To Maturity
48 days
Fruit Size
3-6 inches
Full Sun
10 inches
15-20 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
6 inches
Bean, Triomphe de Farcy Bush is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great short season bean I live in Alaska and by the water so my soil temperature isn't ideal for beans. But I always get a nice yield with these beans.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rope Bean Sorry I got this one and spent the time planting eat. Past bean selections didn't need the "string" removed, but even after attempting to remove the string on both side of beans, it is still too much to chew. New name should be Rope bean.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Bean We planted these beans as a replacement for some that I planted too deep, so it was not my first choice. They did not mature evenly, although we had plenty of rains. They were not at all like the picture. They were misshapen. I did not get a single picking from them. I would start to pick and then give up because they weren't worth picking. I will not plant these again.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good bush bean I've grown Triomphe de Farcy the past two summers here and have had good success. With our hot, breezy, mostly dry summers, I mulch them well with lawn clippings (no pesticides used), and water every 2 or 3 days depending on the severity of the heat. They produce nice, uniform green beans about 4-5 inches long, with a slight purple mottling. They taste great and after initially bearing for about 10-14 days, they have a tendency to come back again a few weeks later with another round of beans. No problems with any fungus, etc. (but in our dry climate that's not really an issue). I plan to grow these again each year. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUTSTANDING BEAN! Planted these beans on May 18 in my 3' X 3' raised-bed garden that encircles my patio. I am 60 miles north of NY City in zone 6. Since I planned to go on vacation for two weeks at the beginning of July, I had a drip irrigation system installed so I wouldn't have to worry that they wouldn't get enough water. The meter was set to water 4 times per week for 3.5 hours. All of the plants germinated pretty quickly & grew rapidly with loads of flowers. They were planted ~4" apart in rows ~5" apart. In my little bed, I had 3 rows with 8 plants in each (total 24 plants) of Triomphe and 24 plants of Contender planted the same way. I harvested my first beans, maybe about 5 dozen slim, tender and beany delicious 5-6' beans, for 5 days at the end of June. While I was gone, nobody picked the beans, although I had told my friend who was cat sitting that she was welcome to pick whatever she wanted. In any case, when I got home, all the beans were way past maturity, with big seeds on fat, lumpy pods, but they were still decent and had no strings, in spite of them being heirloom beans that hadn't had the strings bred out of them. I thought the plants were done for, but I kept picking and the more I picked, the more new beans grew. Both of them are still producing a total of about 15 beans per day one week before September, although I'm picking 3-4 times as many Triomphe's as Contender's-those Triomphes are like little bean making machines. Hopefully, I will have frozen enough by the time they stop to keep me going throughout most of the fall & winter. I will definitely be growing these next year
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs stringing I guess I should have known that since these are heirlooms, they would require stringing. I planted in rather cool weather, first part of April. and about 75% of the seed germinated. Growth is quick with very large leaves and a slight tendency to run. I picked my first small mess yesterday, June 8. The beans were 5" to 7" long and very flavorful with an old-fashioned green bean flavor. The only thing I don't like is the fact that they definitely a "string" bean. Be careful you don't miss one or you'll know it when you go to eat them.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great French Bean! First year growing these and they've done great! The plants are about 1 foot tall right now and have been very productive. Germination rate was near 100%. The beans are really tasty and some have purple streaks. Even at 6 inches long, they don't get as thick as a pencil. They hold nicely for a day or 2 if you get busy with other things. We've been looking for a good, reliable haricot vert variety and these are it. Excellent sauteed in a bit of olive oil with minced garlic and salt.
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Hearty Bean Nice productive plant - grew well amongst my tomatoes - about two feet high and the bean is hearty and very little "string" to talk about - blanched and froze a mess - will follow up with how they hold to freezing
Date published: 2013-05-28
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