Fortex Bean

Fortex Bean

BN038

70 days. A productive gourmet delight. The exceptionally long, medium-green pods grow to over 10 inches long. This stringless French filet type pole bean can be harvested at 6-7 inches for extra slender beans. Scrumptious when fresh, the rich, sweet flavor is a welcome treat. Fine restaurant or specialty market farmers should grow this one. The 6 foot tall vigorous plants require trellising. Dark brown seeds. A, BMV.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 85 seeds per ounce.
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  • 2 oz
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  • 1/2 lb
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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"4"2-4"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, bean weevils, cucumber beetles, spider mites
Insect control: Pyrethrin
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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Fantastic Bean
Dec 9, 2017  |  By Claire Braswell
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Our favorite bean, by far. Very prolific, wonderful taste. I planted an 8 foot row the first year and could not keep up with the picking. Even so, we froze enough to get through the winter. Have planted 4 foot rows for past two years and still had enough to freeze some and give bunches to friends. One friend liked them so much that she planted her own.
Finest kind
Sep 3, 2017  |  By Pat Ebright
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Was everything described
Finest kind
Sep 3, 2017  |  By Patricia Ebright
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Grew first time this summer. Planted mid July for second harvest of green beans. Far exceeded my expectations. Tender and string less even for those that grew a little longer. Will be on my list for next spring even though trellis in needed
Best green bean we have ever grown
Jun 20, 2017  |  By Jackie Nixon-Fulton
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These prolific beans have healthy vigorous vines with lots of beautiful straight beans. Truly stringless, and very tasty!
Must Have Bean
Jan 9, 2016  |  By Dee Sieffert
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I "discovered" this gem of a bean several years ago and my garden would not be complete without it. Its everything in the description and more. My garden space is at a premium so I appreciate the copious amount and length of these scrumptious beans: I get plenty from one bean tower! I can also be a bit of a lazy gardener so when it even grew to 10 inches or so, it still remained tender and very tasty. And its a tough little grower: one season When it and all the other pole beans were decimated by Japanese beetle, it just kept pumping out loads of healthy beans!!! Sold me!
Best beans ever
Sep 5, 2014  |  By Lori
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These are the tastiest bean I grow. They are easy to grow as well. Well worth the extra time to trellis them.
The best bean I have grown
Jun 1, 2012  |  By Shawn
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When I lived in Eugene Oregon, I planted and trellised this bean, and I have never had a better, more tender (when steamed) and more flavorful bean. I would pick 30, wrap a red ribbon around them, and give them as gifts to my friends in a paper lunch bag. The best bean I ever grew or ate.