Beans - Organic

Blue Lake Pole Bean Conventional & Organic

Blue Lake Pole Bean Conventional & Organic

BN032

75 days. This vigorous, 7 foot tall variety made Oregon's Willamette Valley famous in the 60s and 70s for canning beans. The smooth, 6-7 inch, dark green pods have a canning jar straight, round shape. Harvested at their peak, you'll find them tender, meaty, and full of hearty, fresh bean flavor. White seeds. BMV.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 110 seeds per ounce.
  • BN032/S
  • 1 oz
  • $2.15

  • BN032/P
  • 2 oz
  • $2.90

  • BN032/L
  • 1 oz Organic
  • $3.95

  • BN032/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $5.70

  • BN032/M
  • 2 oz Organic
  • $5.95

  • BN032/F
  • 2 1/2 lbs
  • $15.65

  • BN032/G
  • 5 lbs
  • $27.00

  • BN032/I
  • 25 lbs
  • $107.05

  • BN032/J
  • 50 lbs
  • $189.65
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Seed DepthSeed SpacingSoil Temp for Germ.Days to Germ.Thin Plants To One ounce plants 12-15 row feet, 1/2 pound for 100 row feet. Seed counts are listed in each variety.
1″2-4″65-85°F8-16Not Required


Phaseolus vulgaris Rich and flavorful beans are fiber-packed veggies that promote digestive health and are excellent sources of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals in the body. They are also nitrogen-fixing legumes; beans gather nitrogen from the air and load it into the soil to feed future crops.

POLE BEAN CULTURE: In the early days, pole beans were planted at the base of rough wooden poles where the vines clung to the bark as they twined upward. Today most gardeners grow pole beans on trellises. To make a trellis, stretch 2 wires between 2 stout posts. The first wire should be about 10 inches above the ground and the second wire at about 5-6 feet. Tie bean string to 1 wire and begin making a V-shaped trellis by zigzagging the string between the 2 wires and wrapping around each wire about every 8 inches. Rough string will stimulate the bean vine's twining habit. See Garden Supplies for bean string and other trellising supplies. Sow seeds along the bottom of the trellis, in rows 3-4 feet apart. If planting to grow on poles, plant 6 seeds at the base of each pole. Grow and fertilize like bush beans.
HARVEST: Due to their continuous growth habit, pole beans are always at different stages of development. Keep the plants well picked to increase overall yields. A 15-20 foot row feeds a family of 4. Plant more for canning or freezing.
SEED SPECS: Minimum germination standard: 80%. Usual seed life: 2-3 years.

Key to Bean Disease Resistance/Tolerance
A........Resistant to Anthracnose
BV......Resistant to Bean Common Mosaic Viruses
R........Tolerant to Rust
CTV...Tolerant to Curly Top Virus
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Awesome!
Aug 12, 2014  |  By Laura Pinch
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These Blue Lakes are amazing! The vines have grown far over our 7 foot pole and are producing like crazy. I've already harvested many and these are more ready to be picked every day. I currently have lots of full sized beans, baby beans and many new flowers on the plants so I think I will be harvesting for at least another month. They are the most tender and delicious green beans I've ever tasted. I've always loved Del Monte beans because they use Blue Lake but nothing compares to what they taste like fresh. Next year I'm putting up another pole so I can do twice as many and freeze half of them so we can have them all winter. HIGHLY recommended!
Great beans
Aug 2, 2014  |  By Stephan
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Blue Lake Pole beans are productive and tasty. They remain tender to large sizes. One drawback is that they produce most of their beans over a period of 1-2 weeks. This may be because the variety was developed for commercial farms. I'd like to try other varieties next year, but I've been growing Blue Lake Pole for 8 years and it's the metric by which I'll measure the performance of other beans.
A 'Must Grow' every year
May 10, 2014  |  By Warren Brown
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Grown in the Cascade foothills, I have had great success with these beans. They are easy to grow and are tender, plump, and not stringy with a great flavor. Definitely a family favorite and must grow every year.
Round, Plump, and not Tough
Oct 6, 2013  |  By Nina
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I bought these this year and they turned out great. We pickled them and ate them fresh. They didn't get stringy or tough for us at all.
YUMMY!!
May 14, 2013  |  By Stephanie Robbins
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These beans grow easily and taste great!!!