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Helda Bean Conventional & Organic

Helda Bean Conventional & Organic

BN059

60 days. The perfect Romano bean for fresh-from-the-garden harvesting over the long season. This flavorful pole bean yields big, flat sided pods that average 9 inches in length and remain stringless to the largest sizes. A great bean for quick and nutritious summer meals. Grows 6-8 feet tall. White seeds. BMV.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 60 seeds per ounce.
  • BN059/S
  • 1 oz
  • $3.25

  • BN059/L
  • 1 oz Organic
  • $3.95

  • BN059/P
  • 2 oz
  • $4.95

  • BN059/M
  • 2 oz Organic
  • $5.95

  • BN059/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $11.95
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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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Early, tasty flat beans
Aug 2, 2014  |  By Stephan
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These beans yield about 2 weeks earlier than Blue Lake Pole beans in my experience, and the beans are abundant and tasty. Beans remain good at large sizes. I plant them with Blue Lake to have an extended harvest season.
Helda is an Outstanding Pole Bean
May 13, 2014  |  By William
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Sweet tasty flavor and stringless all the way to 9". This has become our standard Pole Bean. First harvest from 32' was 15 pounds. Three days later another 15 pounds. An 8' trellis is not enough better go 10'.
Great Flavor
Jul 2, 2013  |  By Renee
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These beans did not germinate very well for me (probably my fault for poor soil prep), only 7 or 8 vines appeared. I never expected to get many beans, but I had enough for a large "mess", and they were tender and delicious. I will work harder on the prep next year and may plant extra rows of these!
Helda is awesome!
Jun 7, 2013  |  By Jada Edwards
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Planted these around 4/15, and just picked my first basket full on 6/6..a few days earlier than expected! Will definitely grow these again! Mmm!
Helda beans always succesful
Sep 11, 2012  |  By Tom
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We've grown the Helda variety bean for two seasons and have had succesful yields of great tasting beans. Protection from insects and slugs is needed for seedlings, otherwise the plants do fine on their own. Just add water! Provide sturdy eight foot supports. If you only have room to grow one vegetable make it Helda. It will be a success.