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Bean, Burpee's Stringless Green Pod

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Exceptional flavor.

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HEIRLOOM. This Burpee-bred bean is entirely stringless, 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. 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 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.

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

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Growing Pole and Bush Beans
Growing Pole and Bush Beans
Beans are one of the easiest summer crops you can grow. We show you how to grow your own.
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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 1 inch 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 6 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 Snap
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
Bean, Burpee's Stringless Green Pod is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy growing, 100% germination! These are the first beans I've grown, and I'll be growing them again for sure. I'm absolutely impressed! My first harvest was 2-1/4 lb. of beans from 48 plants, 56 days after planting, with plenty more still growing. They are plump, tender, blemish-free, mostly straight, and delicious. I bought a packet of these from the Burpee site and kept them in the fridge for a few months before planting at the end of April in zone 7b. I added the Burpee Booster inoculant to the planting holes. I had 100% germination from 48 seeds planted in a raised bed, and every plant grew well. It had been raining quite a bit, so I only watered by hand a few times. Now I'll have to start increasing the regular watering. The bugs and rabbits largely leave these alone, which helps.
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good producer Germination great, good short plant and produces lots of bean pods. Will definitely grow again
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turned out great even as a newbie Haven’t tried growing my own food before and have even managed to kill 2 cactuses. However, these beans grew quickly and great in pots on the porch of my home in NC
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from disappointed........ My retailer didn't have the Burpee Blue Lake Beans this year, so I purchased the garden bean; what a disappointment........ I didn't harvest enough beans to use for a meal; they were small, and "C" shaped. I won't purchase this type next year.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Germination As a child, my mother always swore by Burpee. As a young mother, I swore by Burpee. Now that I'm close to retirement age, I am sadden by the quality of this bean seed. I've gardened all my life, enjoying the labor of my fruits. I've always gotten great results until this year. Out of 3 packets of seed, I have only 2 plants that germinated. I did what I've always done, but to no avail. Now, I have to reseed and I'm concerned about buying this product again. Was this just a "bad batch"? If necessary, I guess I'll have to find other seeds if this is not available and break a family tradition.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Healthy & Tasty!! Grew theses last year along with Gold Mine. THey produced an ABUNDANCE of long, straight, full, juicy beans! No brown marks, little to no curve. Not tough, excellent tasting and healthiest plants I ever had! I did use Burpee's Bean Innoculant when starting. Here's a pic of a bean salad I made with them last year. YUMMY!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grew from a plant last year this starting my own I bought plants last year for this variety. I use 10-22 inch pots for everything. they grew fine for me in a 21.5 inch pot. This year I am starting them myself. I'll report back on how well they grow this year.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Curved beans From the time the beans first appeared in the plant they were curved like the letter C. Plants produced very few straight beans. I will not buy these again.
Date published: 2016-09-15
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