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Bean, Pole, Seychelles

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Enjoy multiple harvests of uniform, stringless pods from this robust climber! An All-America Selections Winner.

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Grace your garden with ‘Seychelles’ and enjoy multiple harvests of uniform, stringless pods from this robust climber! An All-America Selections Winner, ‘Seychelles’ produces bushels of beans on vigorous, dark-green vines. Ideal for canning and all your favorite recipes. Poles or trellis systems make for longer cropping periods, greater yields, and easier harvesting on these 7–9' plants.
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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.

55 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.

7-9 feet

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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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Chef Ian of the Farm Cooking School in Stockton New Jersey Prepares Green Beans with Green Goddness Herb Sauce.
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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.
Pole Snap
Days To Maturity
55 days
Fruit Size
6 inches
Full Sun
10 inches
7-9 feet
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Sow Time
After Last Frost
6 inches
Bean, Pole, Seychelles is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pole bean ever After trying this bean this year, I see why it was chosen as a AAS winner. The beans were very tasty. The vines produced for four months until frost, and the beans were never stringy even if I didn’t pick for a few days. Nothing I hate more than forgetting to pick and then finding beans that are overgrown and tough! I garden in hardiness zone 6b and heat zone 7.
Date published: 2019-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite Long season - was harvesting right up to frost. Also, the pods take a long time to get seedy, so you can wait a few days to harvest if you're just not ready to eat them today.
Date published: 2019-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superstar! I bought these and planted in the spring on my bean towers. They have been heavy producers all season. I have frozen gallons of beans. I’ve planted more for a fall crop, they are growing like gang busters. This will be a staple for my garden.
Date published: 2019-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of beans Best beans I have ever had! Tender, long, just perfect!
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from anomaly...worst bean I'm sorry to report that Seychelles has done poorly two seasons in a row. It's actually the worst bean I've ever grown. Last year the beans never climbed above 4' or so and I only got enough production for one meal. This was on a row 9' long. I actually planted them in two beds this year, one with native clay soil and another with constructed soil with high organic matter and compost. The row planted in heavy clay seems to have reached it's peak height of about 4-5' tall, and production has just started. It looks slightly better than last year. The row planted in the constructed soil has grown to about 5-7' tall, but sadly bean Mosaic virus has taken hold and I'm going to lose the whole row. AAS winners have done great for me in the past, but this one is getting tossed out. The Blauhilde purple pole bean was my go to for a pole variety and I'll go back to that going forward.
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good producer. Healthy plants; tasty beans. I grew this last year and was very impressed. My "go to" pole bean through the years has been "Fortex" (Johnny's Seeds). Last season, Seychelles outperformed Fortex. It bore earlier, more prolifically, and produced deeper into the season than Fortex. It didn't stop producing. It was pumping out beans until a stiff frost took it down. The beans weren't as long as Fortex (few are) but they were plump, tasty and meaty. I will grow both Fortex and Seychelles again, but this year it will be two-thirds Seychelles and one-third Fortex. And if I could only grow one, it would be Seychelles.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy! These beans produced heavily for us right up until the end if the season. Our family loved the flavor as well!
Date published: 2018-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seychelles. Good Pole Bean I tried this bean this past year because we were looking for a stringless variety. We planted with Burpee's bean booster and grew on Burpee's Bean Pole. This bean grew well and had good flavor and size. We also grew the Blue Lake 47 bush bean next to it, but personally preferred this one and had better success with its yield. I'm ordering this bean again next year.
Date published: 2018-11-24
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