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Bean, Three Color Blend

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Sweet, colorful, easy-to-harvest bush beans.

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Cook's Garden Favorite. Can't-miss tricolor combination lights up the garden and the dinner table. Our selection of sweet, colorful, easy-to-harvest bush beans yields masses of vivid purple (Royal Burgundy), yellow (Mellow Yellow) and green (Burpee's Stringless Green Pod) pods.
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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.

50-60 days

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

4-6 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
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 Knauer Recipe-Beans with Green Goddess Herb Sauce
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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.
Bush Snap
Days To Maturity
50-60 days
Fruit Size
4-6 inches
Full Sun
10 inches
15-20 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
6 inches
Bean, Three Color Blend is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor germination I tried from spring up until now I am out of seed Had purchased the big bag some came up most did not ,still waiting for the beans.very unhappy i feel I wasted My money.The ferry Morris did a lot better sorry burpee I probably will not waist any more money with you as the pick and pick squash did horrible to.I am a horticulturist and the beans and squash where probably old and non viable.Boo
Date published: 2019-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Great and Easy To Grow These were my very first attempt at growing beans and these seeds did amazing. Very high germination rate and plants were easy to grow. I tested them in different soil/light conditions and they thrived in both full sun and shade. They did great in good soil and poor soil. Even in poor soil I got a great harvest from my plants. Plants produced lots of beans. They were very tasty and great for green bean casserole.
Date published: 2019-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These grew really well These grew really well and produced an abundance of peas. The red ones seemed to do the best of the three and they all taste delicious!
Date published: 2018-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Produces a stunning amount of beans- long bearing Best beans ever! It's mid-Aug and I'm in the third week of picking nearly a gallon-sized ziplock every 3 days! (planted 3 packets) Last year they continued like this until frost. Pretty color mix. Yellow beans did not germinate well, so not exactly even.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tri-Color Yumminess! I planted 15 seeds - and I now have 15 bean bushes....the colors are amazing. These beans are growing like crazywith hardly any babysitting at all and they have an excellent flavor. I pick & can 3 quarts every week-end (which makes it easy on this old lady), so by the time the beans quit producing I will have my winter stock-pile. Plus, I have enough for a couple meals out of each week-end picking. My bean bushes have been growing powerfully strong for about 1 month now and I do not see them dying, wilting, nor bug-infested - they are rockin-n-rollin'....I definetly saved a ton of money out of this packet of seeds by not having to purchase store-bought green beans. Oh, just a side note: for those not sure of the "purple" beans....when cooked they turn green and taste exactly like the green beans. Enjoy!
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Yield, Great Taste Grew these in 2016. Really enjoyed the variety. Looking forward to growing them again this year.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable production These plants kept producing new beans throughout the summer. I even have new flowers now in mid-September. And the beans are as delicious as the first crop.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this blend. Will buy more next year. I bought 3 packs the year and we love these beans. The hummingbirds are here daily. Bees all over attracted to the colors. We are still harvesting a bowl of beans a day. They have given us a lot of joy this growing season.
Date published: 2016-09-11
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