Seeds - Bean (Bush), Maxibel Haricot Vert (Bush) OG (HM)

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Description: Slender and tender! The most popular French filet bean and unsurpassed as a gourmet market specialty. Heavy producer of 6 - 8" beans on good-sized plants. Maxibel will keep you loaded with fresh beans for a good amount of time. Pick frequently for optimal tenderness and yields. Speckled brown seeds.

    Pack Size: 1 ounce

    Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
    Main Uses: Culinary

    Days to Maturity: 65 days
    Exposure: Full to part sun
    Height: Bush habit
    Seed Source: USDA Certified Organic

    Soil and Nutrient Requirements: Beans require soils with average fertility. Choose well-drained, warm soils.

    Germination: 7 - 14 days at 22ºC. Temperatures below 15ºC will result in seed rot.
    Outdoors: Direct-seed once all risk of frost has passed. Sow successive plantings every 2 - 3 weeks to ensure a continual harvest.
    Planting Depth: 1”.
    Spacing: Sow seeds 2 - 3'' apart in rows 15 - 24” apart. Thin to 4 - 6” once the first true set of leaves has developed.

    Growing in Containers: May be grown in raised beds or very large planters, such as barrels.

    Mixed Planters: Not suited to mixed planters.

    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: Harvest early and often to increase yields. Remove oversized beans to maintain pod production.

    Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.

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