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Organic Bush Blue Lake 274 Bean

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Organic Bush Blue Lake 274 Bean (55 days)

Blue Lake 274 is the classic bean most people think of when you think of a green bean. 

Known in the canning industry for years because of its reliability, huge yields, disease resistance and its ability to bear all at once making canning a much easier task. 

Blue Lake produces plump, tender, dark green pods that are about 5 1/2"s long.

The bush itself only grows about 16" saving space in your garden, but producing big juicy yields. 

This is THE green bean for canning or freezing. 

Bush Blue Lake bean resists BCMV; tolerates NY15.

Bush Blue Lake 272 is Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  OR, TX

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100' Row Yield


1.5" 75 7-10 4-6" 4-6" 24 lb. (fresh) Full

Planting Tips for Heirloom Beans:

50-60 days for green, 100+ days for dry beans. Not cold tolerant, beans need warm soil of 65° or higher. Grow best in full sun with well watered soil. Regular harvesting of the young pods will ensure a greater yield. Boost yields and germination by adding inoculants.

Avoid planting in soil that stays wet.  Heirloom bean diseases thrive in wet conditions, and the roots may not get enough oxygen.

Heirloom beans like soil that is slightly acid, about 6.5.  This can be achieved by adding mulched pine needles, peat moss or sulfur. 

Try wide row growing for bush beans.  Make your heirloom bean rows three across instead of just one.  Three wide is perfect because most people can reach across that width.  You can grow 3 times the amount of heirloom beans in the same space, you reduce the amount of area for weeds, and you'll save on water.



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