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Bean, Eureka

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This bean beat all others in our taste tests!

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Our favorite in Fordhook Farm's test gardens, these full, straight, 5-6" bright yellow beans are exceptionally tasty and appear in abundance atop tidy 12-15" plants. You'll love them.
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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 Yellow

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

55 days

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

5-6 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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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 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 Snap Yellow
Days To Maturity
55 days
Fruit Size
5-6 inches
Full Sun
10 inches
15-20 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
6 inches
Bean, Eureka is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best tasting, most productive bean ever These little bean plants are amazing. They began bearing quickly and make so many beans the plant practically disappears under the weight of them. They started bearing when our weather was unseasonably chilly, and now that it's overly warm they just keep on producing. Best of all, they take up very little space -- they produce more food in less space than any vegetable I've ever grown. Eureka is a real trooper and something I will be growing in the future. The flavor is excellent -- slightly sweet and perfect in bean salads or steamed a bit and served with butter. I've even put them in green salads and gotten rave reviews. One of the most rewarding plants I've ever grown.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from trouble with bean seeds I bought a pack of yellow beans and not one plant came up. It is the worst problem with bean's I have ever had.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Growing I am a Florida small time gardener,I have been trying to build my sandy soil up for a year now and I think I finally got it. My first planting is up, just planted second batch . Keeping my fingers crossed.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tasting beans by far! My wife and I have tried several different kinds of bush type green and yellow beans over the past few years for canning in our small garden. Some are better than others, but we have found the Eureka beans to have by far the best flavor. They are usually a bit more slender than most other beans we have tried and seem to have less of that strong "beany" taste...rather, they have a very buttery flavor. The yellow color also makes them easier to see on the plants at harvest time. This season we will be planting them exclusively.
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from good taste if it grows poor germination This bean will not germinate in my garden. A couple plants in a row will come up but only about 10%. I have tried different locations and after three years giving up on this one. One row over the contender bears grow great and have to be thinned and for four years straight have been great producers but the Eureka's just won't start the 10% that do grow are fine.
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wax Beans - Eureka This product did not do well in AZ, nothing came up.
Date published: 2012-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Productive and Tasty!! I love these yellow beans! I gave them a 4-star rating only because I noticed that they seem to require a much warmer soil to germinate in than some other varities- so be sure you're waiting until a few weeks after LFD to plant. I always plant a few short rows of early bush beans, putting them in the ground a few days before average LFD in our area, and this year all of them germinated and grew except for these. However, the later main crop germinated very well, grew quickly, survived a drought, and are still producing (probably the 4th or 5th large picking off of these!).
Date published: 2011-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great producer I got lots of yellow beans last year and these were easy to pick since they grow in clusters. Tasty bean!
Date published: 2011-03-22
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