Bush Bean Seeds - Empress

(Phaseolus vulgaris) 55 days. 1979, US.

Empress bush beans are our favourite bush beans for fresh eating with fantastic flavour, crispness & juiciness. Excellent raw, steamed, and frozen. Heavy yields of 6 inch long string-less beans. Truly a family favourite! 

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Growth Habit: Bush Bean, compact 12 inch plants 

Sun Requirements: Best in Full Sun

Soil Preference: Rich, well draining garden soil (balanced pH)

When to Plant:  Beans are frost sensitive & should be planted after the last expected frost. Cooler soil temperatures can hinder germination.

How to Plant: Soak bean seeds over night to quicken germination. Hoe out a shallow furrow, 1 inch deep. Space bean seeds every 2 inches. Cover seeds with soil & tamp down soil to improve contact with seeds. (Tamping also creates a trough that catches water, delivering it straight to the seeds!) Water thoroughly after planting. 

When to Harvest: Ready when beans are around 5-6 inches long & still smooth to the touch.

How to Harvest: Pick often to encouraged production, but also replant every three weeks for continual harvest.

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