Bean, Provider

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Bean Provider produces 5 to 8" medium-green pods, straight, round with a crease in back. This easy-to-grow variety offers excellent flavor and is one of the best for freezing and canning. This bean is stringless and can be planted earlier than other beans because it germinates well in cool soils.

How to Grow Bean Provider

  • Latin Name:  Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Annual
  • Days to Maturity: 50 Days
  • Growing Conditions:
    • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
    • Soil: Well drained soil with a pH range of 6.5-6.8
    • Temperature: Frost-Sensitive annual
    • Light Preference: Full Sun
  • Planting:  
    • Depth: 1" deep,
    • Plant Space: 1-2"
    • Row Space: 18- 36'
  • Pests/disease: Aphids, spider mites, grasshoppers, slugs (remove rotted/diseased leaves to prevent spreading )
  • Seed count: 1 lb - Approximately 1,600 Seeds

Direct sow seeds outside should be planted at least 1 week after the last frost, since beans are quite sensitive to cold. In well drained soil and full sun exposure sow seeds 1" deep and 3" apart in rows 2'-3'apart. Germination should take place 7-12 days after planting. For best flavor and tenderness, pick the beans when they are no larger than a pencil in thickness. For freshest taste, serve or preserve the same day you harvested them.