Bush Beans

Jade II Bean

Jade II Bean

BN021

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

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 105 seeds per ounce.
  • BN021/S
  • 1 oz
  • $2.45

  • BN021/P
  • 2 oz
  • $3.75

  • BN021/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $7.95

  • BN021/F
  • 2 1/2 lbs
  • $23.75

  • BN021/G
  • 5 lbs
  • $42.35

  • BN021/I
  • 25 lbs
  • $163.85

  • BN021/J
  • 50 lbs
  • $297.25
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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.

BUSH BEAN CULTURE: Bush beans are one of the most trouble-free garden crops and mature just ahead of pole beans. Beans like warm soil and will not germinate if the soil temperature is below 60°F. In a well worked bed, plant the seeds in rows 18-36 inches apart. Beans are relatively light feeders. One cup of our complete fertilizer per 10 row feet will provide adequate nutrition. Excess nitrogen results in excess foliage with poor pod set and delayed maturity. Optimum pH is in the range of 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic. Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather. Mulch around the roots to help conserve moisture.
DISEASE: Beans are subject to numerous diseases. Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at the end of the year, and practice a 4-year crop rotation to prevent potential problems.
INSECTS: Mexican bean beetles and bean weevils can significantly damage young seedlings. To treat, spray them with Pyrethrin. Optimum soil conditions foster vigorous plants, which can help plant growth outpace insect damage.
HARVEST: Green beans are ready for harvest about 2 weeks after bloom. Pick when the pods are nearly full size and the seeds are still small. Pods at this stage have firm, crispy flesh and are low in fiber content. Keep plants well picked to extend harvest and increase yield. Plant short rows for fresh eating; plant longer rows to have additional beans for canning and freezing. A 20 foot row will feed the average family of 4, unless heavy canning is anticipated.
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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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.