Beans – Blue Lake Bush

Product Info

This variety is perfect for the home gardener, is container friendly and can be used fresh for the table or canned for later.  The dark, uniform green beans are 6-1/2″ long, string-less and have a mild flavor.  Pick beans when they are a little smaller than the diameter of a pencil.  Wash after harvesting in cool water and trim the tips off.  Blue Lake can be steamed, boiled, stir fried or microwaved.  Stagger several plantings, about 20 days apart, for fresh beans all summer.  Beans like about 1/4″ of water each day for best production.  Requires no staking.

Exposure:  Full Sun

Matures:  65 days

Spacing:  10-16″ apart

Kid Friendly:  Yes

Container Friendly:  Yes

Bench Card

DIG THIS!   about Beans:

The more beans you pick, the more your plant will produce!  Green beans have been cultivated in Mexico for around 7000 years.  The Green Bean Casserole (a staple of many holiday dinners) was created in the Campbell Soup Test Kitchen under the supervision of Dorcas Reilly in 1955.  Green beans don’t necessarily have to be green.  The pod colors can be gold, yellow, purple or red, but the actual bean is always green.  Americans love canned green beans.  Half of the beans grown are canned, 25% are frozen and 25% are sold fresh.