A classic choice for early beans of highest quality eating, Blue Lake FM-1 sets pods that remain stringless and fiberless at all stages of growth! The dark green pods are tender and rich, filled with white seeds and an incomparable flavor.
Many gardeners prefer pole beans for their distinctive "beany" flavor. Because they use vertical space, they free up the horizontal rows in the vegetable garden for other varieties while bearing abundant harvests. They're easier than bush beans to harvest as well.
Latin Name:Phaseolus vulgaris
Other Names:String Beans
Days to Maturity:50-79
Growth Habit:Vine (trellis recommended)
Soil Preference:Loose soil, PH level of 6 to 7 preferred, cannot germinate in cold soil so best to sow in late spring