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
  • $2.20

  • BN032/P
  • 2 oz
  • $3.05

  • BN032/L
  • 1 oz Organic
  • $4.05

  • BN032/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $5.95

  • BN032/M
  • 2 oz Organic
  • $6.15

  • BN032/F
  • 2 1/2 lbs
  • $15.50

  • BN032/G
  • 5 lbs
  • $25.75

  • BN032/I
  • 25 lbs
  • $106.25

  • BN032/J
  • 50 lbs
  • $185.00
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per ounceFertilizer Needs
60-85°F8-161"N/A2-4"18-36"80%2-3 yearsListed per varietyLow


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.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Optimum soil pH is 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Coat seed with inoculant to increase yields

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed plants 12-15 row feet, 1/2 pound for 100 row feet
• Grow Pole, Runner, and Yard Long beans on trellises

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Mexican bean beetles and bean weevils
Insect control: Pyrethrin or Azatrol
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at end of the year, 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Ready for harvest about 2 weeks after bloom
• Pick when pods are nearly full size and seeds are still small
• Harvest every 3-5 days to increase yields
• Store at 40-45°F and 95% relative humidity

KEY TO BEAN DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Better than bush!
Jan 19, 2016  |  By Matt DeVader
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I much preferred this easy to pick version of Blue Lake Beans. I grew them on a 12' section of quarter rod cattle panel placed vertical and I was picking beans standing up straight! They climbed very well on their own and performed well.
Too little too late!
Aug 26, 2015  |  By Marci
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I had bad luck with these. My other row of pole beans did marvelously well but these were very late - over 90 days before the first flowers and the flowers were sparse. They had the same treatment as the other pole beans planted at the same time so I feel it is safe to blame my packet. They did grow very well - eight feet - and what I harvested was very good. They're nice plump beans just too few of them.
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!!!