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Bean Seeds (Pole) - Rattlesnake HEIRLOOM

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  • 65-70 Days to Harvest
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Plant Heirloom Beans - Grow Rattlesnake Bean Seeds

Green pods streaked with distinctive purple markings are easy to spot on tall vines. Our customers rave about the taste and the ability to eat Rattlesnake Beans fresh, to can,to freeze, or to let dry onthe vine for winter soups. Beans are light tan with brown specs, giving your dishes a fun and unique look.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Bean Seeds (Pole) - Rattlesnake
    Botanical Name:Phaseolus vulgaris
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Warm Season
    Plant Type:Indeterminate, Climbing Vine, Snap Bean
    Features:Heirloom, Easy to Grow & Maintain
    Fruit Size:7-8 inches Long, 5-6 Beans Per Pod
    Days to Maturity:65-70 Days
    Plant Spacing:4-6 inches
    Planting Depth:1 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Pound:1, 300
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant:

    • Plant your beans after the last frost in the Spring. Ideally, your soil temperature will be around 60-70 degrees F.

    How to Plant:

    • Pole and runner bean plants grow bigger than their bush bean cousins, so they need more space.
    • Pole and runner bean seeds need 3 feet (91cm) between rows and 7 to 12 inches (18 to 33cm) between plants.
    • If you want your pole or runner bean plants to vine up a tepee-shaped support, dig holes in the corners of a 3 foot square (91cm), and plant 3 pole bean seeds in each.
    • Maypoles, arches and natural supports, such as sweet corn, are often used to support the vines of pole and runner beans.
    • Pole and runner bean seeds should be planted 1 inch (2.5cm) deep in clay soil and 1.5 inches (3.75cm) deep in sandy soils.
    • Pole bean seeds need soil temperatures to reach 65F (18C) to sprout reliably.
    • Runner beans typically grow better in colder areas than pole or bush beans.

    When to Harvest:

    • It only takes about 60 days for your pole or runner beans to go from seeds to table.
    • You can harvest your beans when the pods are swollen and look full.
    • If you delay on picking your pods, they can begin to taste bitter.

    If you’re having a beetle infestation in your bean plants, you can spray the plants with a light mist of soapy water to deter them.

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Product Reviews

Global Rating: 5.00 from 3 reviews

Review By

Great beans

I grew these beans for the first time, this year. They are heavy producers and have a great taste. I would highly recommend these beans.


Review By

rattlesnake beans

Very hardy.,eight to 10 ft. Delicious beans. I also planted white half runners,tenderette and
Ky Wonder.
These withstood dry conditions much better than others and the taste was also the best.
I think you will be pleasantly surprised
how easy to grow and the excellent taste as well.


Review By

Rattlesnake pole beans

I am 58 and have gardened all my life . When my brother and i found these beans , we had never heard of them . So we got a few and planted them . what a suprise when they came up and put on !!! They are one of the most simple bean to raise other than how tall you have to make you tri-pods !! You need at least 8 to 10 feet tall poles and they will still hang down to all most the ground . the beans are very sweet and have one of the best bean flavors I have tryed . they produce for the entire summer all the way up to late september . they also put on a huge number of beans at a time on each bean plant !!! we averaged about 1/2 to a full bushel each pickeing . we only had two tri-pods with 3 plants a leg !!! I would say to anyone that they are the easyest to grow and best tasteing bean out there !!!

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