Beans – Mascotte

Product Info

AAS Winner in 2014!  It’s the first green bean winner since 1991.  Its bush habit makes it garden, container and kid friendly.  This variety produces beans that are longer and thinner than regular beans.  Named a “Top New Edible Plant” for 2014 Better Homes and Garden magazine, it shows off with large white flowers on compact plants, 5-6″ tasty string-less beans 1/4″ in diameter and will produce over a long season.  Picking beans will promote more bean growth.  Use fresh in salads, stir fry, sauteed or steamed.

Exposure:  Full sun

Matures:  34-44 days

Spacing:  4″ 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.