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Provider Bean

Provider Bean

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

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# of seeds per packet: 100

Description

50 days. Provider is a dependable green, bush, snap bean with very good flavor. Beans are tender and have a nice crisp crunch.  We like to do a lot of taste testing right out in the field and Provider rates high for eating raw because of its smooth (hairless) pods. It is also great eaten pickled and cooked. Provider is easy to grow and yields early so consider planting a second planting to have fresh beans all summer long! Provider, bred in 1966, is such a great bean that it has withstood the test of time and is still a popular variety today. We are offering Provider this year as an alternate to our other snap beans that are unavailable because this past year we had an off-year here on the farm with our bean crops. We think that you will like Provider!  

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Bush beans are generally, easy to grow. 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 "Sloggo"). 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. Provider is a dependable green, bush, snap bean with very good flavor. Beans are tender and have a nice crisp crunch.  We like to do a lot of taste testing right out in the field and Provider rates high for eating raw because of its smooth (hairless) pods. It is also great eaten pickled and cooked. Provider is easy to grow and yields early so consider planting a second planting to have fresh beans all summer long! Provider, bred in 1966, is such a great bean that it has withstood the test of time and is still a popular variety today. We are offering Provider this year as an alternate to our other snap beans that are unavailable because this past year we had an off-year here on the farm with our bean crops. We think that you will like Provider!  

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Bush beans are generally, easy to grow. 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 "Sloggo"). 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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