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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
  • $3.45

  • BN059/L
  • 1 oz Organic
  • $4.10

  • BN059/P
  • 2 oz
  • $4.95

  • BN059/M
  • Temporarily Out of Stock

  • BN059/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $11.95
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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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Outstanding!
Oct 5, 2017  |  By CarolH
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Strong, very productive plants! Delicious beans. I grew them under a shade cloth and the leaves did not get sunburned here in our very low humidity climate. My favorite bean ever!
Helda Romano Pole
Sep 28, 2016  |  By Anne
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Very good productive tall pole bean. Helda keeps producing all season and holds up to freezing and bean salad and is sturdy although not tough to large sizes. It keeps producing through adversity, though I do get some off types toward the end of the season if it is a heavy disease season. The vine makes it through, though and rebounds through adversity.
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.