Seeds - Bean, Blue Coco (Pole) OG
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Description: This French heirloom dating back to the 18th century is an ideal choice for the cold-climate gardener, as it handles cooler temperatures better than other beans. The 6 - 7”, tender, purple beans are preceded by beautiful pink-purple flowers. Leaves have gorgeous dark-purple undersides. The plants also tolerate heat and drought. Very high-yielding.
Pack Size: 1 ounce
Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Main Uses: Culinary, ornamental
Days to Maturity: 65 days. Pole beans take longer to reach maturity than bush beans, but they have a longer production period.
Exposure: Full to part sun
Height: Vine, Pole habit (up to 8')
Flower Color: Pink flowers
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 7 - 14 days at 22ºC.
Outdoors: Direct seed once all risk of frost has passed. Sow successive plantings every 2 - 3 weeks to ensure a continual harvest. Choose well-drained soil with average fertility.
Planting Depth: 1”.
Spacing: Sow seeds 6” apart in rows 18 - 36” apart. If you are planting around a pole, sow 8 - 10 seeds per pole and thin to 4 - 5 plants per pole.
Growing in Containers: May be grown in raised beds or very large planters, such as barrels. Provide a trellis or netting.
Garden Companions: Companions to beans: Beets, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, corn, eggplant, potato, radishes, kale, lettuce, peas, potatoes, swiss chard, and strawberry.
Plants to Avoid: All members of the allium family (onions, leeks, garlic, scallions) and Kohlrabi inhibit growth in beans. Sunflowers will compete for light.
Pest/Disease Issues: Aphids can be washed off plants with a hard stream of water.
Harvesting: Harvest early and often to increase yields. Remove over-sized beans to maintain pod production.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.