Pole Beans

Malibu Bean

Malibu Bean

BN036

75 days. Malibu offers everything we look for in a green bean: strong, healthy plants with tender, tasty pods. Round-bodied and light, minty green pods are delicious and not the least bit stringy even up to 7 inches long. Tall-growing plants put these superb beans within easy reach for picking, and heavy harvests provide plenty for fresh eating and preserving. White seeds. BMV, CTM, HB.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 90 seeds per ounce.
  • BN036/S
  • 1 oz
  • $2.65

  • BN036/P
  • 2 oz
  • $4.25

  • BN036/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $8.95

  • BN036/F
  • 2 1/2 lbs
  • $28.75

  • BN036/G
  • 5 lbs
  • $40.15

  • BN036/I
  • 25 lbs
  • $173.95

  • BN036/J
  • 50 lbs
  • $320.00
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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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Great pole bean
Jan 3, 2016  |  By Lisa
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I rarely write reviews but I am so impressed by this bean that I wanted to share my thoughts. I have grown it for 2 years. It is a prolific producing bean. The pods are tender and freeze well. I double crop these beans after peas, so they are typically planted in July and keep producing until frost. Vines climb at least 6 feet. Once established they do not require much watering.
Best pole bean ever
Nov 18, 2013  |  By Priscilla Bode
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We grew these last year and will not bother with any others (except of course for scarlet runners). They are tender, delicious and PROLIFIC!!! I have 9 gallon bags of them in the freezer - yum.
A Must in my garden
Mar 4, 2013  |  By Hall
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These beans are very tender and the flavor is superb. The best I have tasted.
Malibu pole beans
Sep 15, 2012  |  By Brenda
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So very sweet, sweet, crisp and tender. Very uniform 7-8" pods. Wonderful for fresh cooking as well as canning.