Seeds - Bean, Fortex (Snap Pole Bean) OG
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Description: Fillet beans are beloved for their delicious fresh-eating flavour and satisfying crunch! Fortex is an enduringly popular variety that produces in abundance in Canadian gardens. Tall pole variety, so don't forget to provide support!
Pack Size: 40 seeds
Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 60 - 70 days
Exposure: Full sun
Seed Source: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 3- 6 days.
Outdoors: Direct seed at least one week past the risk of frost. Choose well-drained soil with average fertility. Amend the garden bed with quality compost such as Sea Soil.
Planting Depth: 1”.
Spacing: Sow seeds 5” apart in rows 28” - 36” apart. Thin to 8” - 10” apart. If you are planting around a pole, sow 8 - 10 seeds per pole and thin to 3 - 4 plants per pole.
Growing: Dry pole beans require a sturdy trellis or pole to accommodate their vining habit.
Growing in Containers: May be grown in raised beds or very large planters, such as barrels. Provide a trellis or pole.
Garden Companions: 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: Dry beans flower and set fruit all at once. Harvest pods once they have become dry and leathery and the beans rattle around. The beans should be quite hard at this stage. If by the end of the season, the beans are not dry enough to harvest, cut down the entire plant and hang it upside down indoors until dry.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.