Pole Beans

Golden Gate Bean

Golden Gate Bean

BN068

66 days. Usher in the pole bean season with this amazingly productive Romano. Large, flattened, sunny yellow pods are set off nicely by the vigorous, dark green plants, making it easy to see the handfuls of beans. The pods are tasty and stringless even when they're mature at almost 10 inches long and 1 inch wide. Enjoy Golden Gate sautéed in butter for a melt-in-your-mouth side dish. White seeds.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 65 seeds per ounce.
  • BN068/S
  • 1 oz
  • $3.50

  • BN068/P
  • 2 oz
  • $5.25

  • BN068/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $12.95
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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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Good choice for fresh eating
Aug 26, 2015  |  By Marci
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Mine were about two weeks later than the predicted harvest date but they were vigorous and delicious - very tender even when huge! An excellent choice if you like romano beans.
fabulous but don't freeze
Mar 8, 2015  |  By Marianne Pratt
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These are beyond outstanding fresh, but they don't hold up even for a short while in the freezer. Eat 'em while you can!
Love these beans!
Jun 29, 2014  |  By Megan
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These beans are vigorous & as someone has mentioned, they get tall! They're covered in flowers & the beans are growing like crazy! I'm so impressed with this variety. I'm definitely growing these again!
LJMyers
Jun 22, 2014  |  By Laura
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These are lovely. I had a few seeds succumb to something that rotted them, but they grow quickly so I replaced them. The vines are huge now and I'm harvesting daily. These beans are delicious. My only advice is use a tall trellis. Mine is about 6' and the vines ran out of room very quickly, and have started growing down, sideways, and up anything they can find.
Golden Gate is beautiful and prolific!
Jun 7, 2013  |  By Jada Edwards
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I harvested my first meal of these beans a few days before expected! The plants are healthy and good producers..I'll be growing again next year!