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Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Common Name(s): Beans (dwarf/green), French beans
Categories: Fruits and Vegetables
Dwarf beans, also known as green beans, bush beans or French beans, are one of the most popular warm-season vegetables grown at home.
Botanical Pronunciation: FAZ-ee-oh-lus vul-GAIR-iss
Semi Frost Hardy
Common Pests and Diseases
Pests/diseases: Cutworm, aphids, CMR beetles.Diseases include rust and bacterial blight.
Pods are ready to be picked 7-10 weeks after sowing, depending on the climate and the hybrid grown. A row of 4-5m per sowing will be enough for a family of four.
Dwarf beans, also known as green beans, bush beans or French beans, are one of the most popular warm-season vegetables grown at home. Recommended varieties: Sodwana has an excellent yield potential with rust resistance; Strike is a summer bean with very high-yield potential and straight, smooth pods; Contender is a string less hybrid; Wintergreen is perfect for cool-season cultivation.
Beans require relatively little attention because of their short growing period. Watering with liquid manure every two weeks will ensure a longer picking period and superior quality beans. Water well during the flowering period.
Central and South America
Sow seeds in well-prepared rows, 70 - 100mm apart and 40 - 50mm deep. Sow new seeds every three weeks to ensure a prolonged harvesting period.