Introduced in the early 1930’s, Missouri Wonder Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) were often grown in corn fields so the sturdy stalks could support them. Vigorous vines tolerate a wide range of conditions and produce flavorful, 6- to 7-inch pods. (70 days) Learn about Growing Beans here.
Each packet contains approximately 40-60 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plant directly into rich, fast draining soil in spring after the soil has warmed. Sow 1 inch deep and 2-4 inches apart in rows 18-24 inches apart. Soaking 1-2 hours prior to planting will speed germination. Thin when seedlings emerge so that bush varieties are 5 to 6 inches apart; pole varieties 6 to 8 inches apart.
Pick often to keep plants productive; when harvesting immature pods you encourage new blossoms to form. Look for firm, sizable pods and pinch off with your thumbnail and fingers.