Bush Beans

Jade II Bean

Jade II Bean


60 days. Jade II has a vigorous, 22-28 inch upright bush habit that produces huge yields of wonderful 5-7 inch, straight pods. Most impressive is Jade II's ability to extend the season by producing quality dark green pods later than other beans. You'll appreciate its rich, traditional bean flavor. Pale green seeds. HR: BMV, CTM, R.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 105 seeds per ounce.
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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.

• 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

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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Poor Germination
Jul 5, 2019  |  By Jason
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I tried Jade II after growing Blue Lake 274 for many years. After making four different plantings through May and June, I had at most 40% seed germination.
Ace for us!
Sep 8, 2015  |  By Jain
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First bean we have had success with. Also did MUCH better than couple of other varieties we have tried (side by side with this one). Seems to tolerate hotter weather without effecting production. Production is a bit on and off, but overall decent amounts under adverse conditions. Update: Jade beans have grown good for us, even in our much more alkaline soil. We have slowly been adding mulch and sulfur to improve the soil, but not had much success with other bush bean varieties (Provider bush/Tendergreen Improved bush). We have saved seeds and had success growing this variety for several years. Productive for long season harvests. The fresh cooked (steamed) flavor is nice, but this green bean cooks up softer than usual firm texture of usual (Blue Lake) beans. And while Jade freezes OK, cooking it results in a less flavorful and softer texture than what one expects of green beans. (I have had some better results using a pressure cooker to cook the frozen beans - briefly (2-3 mins) We have not grown enough of these plants to gather up dried beans for cooking later. Would love to read other reviews that have that type of insights.
Aug 10, 2015  |  By Jane Willis
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I love this bean, dark green, productive, flavorful, long pods. Produced far more than my regular beans
Excellent Bean
Jan 1, 2014  |  By Donna Tatham
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I did a review of this wonderful bean in a quick 2 minute video. You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzlJqzda_lk
My go-to bean
Jul 23, 2012  |  By Wendy C
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I first planted Jade 5 years ago after struggling with rust in my bean patch. Jade was the only bean I could find that had resistance to rust. I have been very happy with Jade. I have not had a rust problem in the 5 years I have grown it. It puts out a big flush of beans at first, and then flowers steadily for the rest of the summer. I often cover the beans in the fall when frost threatens as they are still flowering and I want to get every last bean I can. They are doing well this summer (2012) with the unusually high heat, with many days above 100 degrees F.