The prolific, bush type plants will provide you with early yields and terrific flavor.
Keep soil moist but not soggy, and avoid watering the foliage. Beans produce their own nitrogen, and fertilizer is not needed if planted in rich soil.
Harvest is 50 days for the snap stage, and 70 days for the dry bean stage. The rounded, green pods are crisp and stringless, growing to approximately 6" in length with black seeds. Harvest the pods frequently for increased yields. For a continuous harvest, sow new plants every 7-14 days up to 70 days before first fall frost.
This old heirloom bean tracks its heritage to pre-1850 and was introduced by Peter Henderson in 1897.