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Golden Rocky Snap Bean

Golden Rocky Snap Bean

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

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# of seeds per packet: 50

Description

50 days. Yellow bush bean that produces abundant, uniform, tender and delicious snap beans. Excellent variety for northern growers - seeds germinate and grow well in cooler, damp conditions of spring. Beans retain yellow color after cooking, so we love sautéing them with green beans and garlic. Golden Rocky stood out as good for fresh eating in our 2019 bush bean trial. This variety shows good resistance to Common Bean Mosaic Virus. We were first given this seed by local longtime organic farming elder Annie from Community Farm of Ann Arbor - thanks Annie for introducing us to this fantastic bean!  This French heirloom reportedly traces back to Algeria. Also good for dry, black bean production. (Aka Beurre de Rocquencourt) HOJ

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Sow bean seeds outside 5/15-7/15 (after soil temp has reached at least 60 °). Sow seeds 1” deep, 3” apart in rows 15” apart. Protect seedlings from slugs/snails (use caffeinated coffee grounds or organic phosphate based slug bait). Days to germination: 6-16. Protect plants from groundhogs & deer. Beans perform best if the seeds are inoculated with Bean Inoculant at planting time.

 Harvest:

Harvest young pods frequently while still thin and tender. Pods left to mature will become tough.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Beans are an easy seed saving crop. They will not cross with other bean species and tend to self-pollinate. 10-20 ft between bean varieties is often good enough, 50 feet isolation distance is ideal. Minimum population size: 10 plants. Allow seeds to mature on the plants (pods will become tan and dry). Save seeds only from the best plants. Clean seed as a dry-seeded crop.

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Description

50 days. Yellow bush bean that produces abundant, uniform, tender and delicious snap beans. Excellent variety for northern growers - seeds germinate and grow well in cooler, damp conditions of spring. Beans retain yellow color after cooking, so we love sautéing them with green beans and garlic. Golden Rocky stood out as good for fresh eating in our 2019 bush bean trial. This variety shows good resistance to Common Bean Mosaic Virus. We were first given this seed by local longtime organic farming elder Annie from Community Farm of Ann Arbor - thanks Annie for introducing us to this fantastic bean!  This French heirloom reportedly traces back to Algeria. Also good for dry, black bean production. (Aka Beurre de Rocquencourt) HOJ

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Sow bean seeds outside 5/15-7/15 (after soil temp has reached at least 60 °). Sow seeds 1” deep, 3” apart in rows 15” apart. Protect seedlings from slugs/snails (use caffeinated coffee grounds or organic phosphate based slug bait). Days to germination: 6-16. Protect plants from groundhogs & deer. Beans perform best if the seeds are inoculated with Bean Inoculant at planting time.

 Harvest:

Harvest young pods frequently while still thin and tender. Pods left to mature will become tough.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Beans are an easy seed saving crop. They will not cross with other bean species and tend to self-pollinate. 10-20 ft between bean varieties is often good enough, 50 feet isolation distance is ideal. Minimum population size: 10 plants. Allow seeds to mature on the plants (pods will become tan and dry). Save seeds only from the best plants. Clean seed as a dry-seeded crop.

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