Pole Bean Seeds - Rattlesnake

(Phaseolus vulgaris) 60 days.

The Rattlesnake Heirloom Pole Bean is a really neat bean! This green & purple striped pole bean is so tasty & refreshing when eaten raw & the colours really pop when lightly steamed. Very productive. Gorgeous and tastes fantastic!


Growth Habit: Pole bean, grows 8 - 10 feet

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.

  • Rows: If growing in rows, hoe out a shallow furrow, 1 inch deep. Space bean seeds every 2 inches. Install trellis at the same time you plant, as they grow fast! Water thoroughly after planting. 
    • Tents: Install posts before planting. Plant seeds 1 inch deep at base of each post, spaced at 2 inches.
    • Companion Planting: If inter-planting with corn or giant sunflowers as support plants, wait until they are at leas 6 inches tall before planting the beans. Plant seeds 1 inch deep, 2 inches apart & 6 inches away from support plant.  

    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!) 

    When to Harvest: Ready when beans are around 7 inches long & still smooth to the touch.

    How to Harvest: Pick often to encouraged continual production.


    • $2.99

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