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Bean, Blue Lake 274 Bush
Plump, tender pods 5 to 6" long, with white seeds.
Blue Lake 274 is an all-time favorite bean that's nearly fiber-free, produces prolifically over a long season and has excellent flavor, fresh or frozen. A heavy producer over a long season, it's excellent fresh or frozen. Plants yield early and need no support. One 2 oz. seed pack will sow a row of about 20'. Our seed is not treated.
Sow in average soil in full sun after danger of frost, spring to early summer. In rows 18-30" apart, Sow seeds about 3" apart and cover with 2" of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
How to Grow
Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days. Thin to stand about 6" apart when seedlings are 1-2" tall. Bush snap beans are ready for harvesting 45-60 days after sowing, while pole snap beans are ready in 60-80 days.
Pick when pods are firm and crisp with undeveloped or small seeds. Harvest very often to avoid tough, stringy pods and ensure plant productivity.