Gold Mine Bean is an open-pollinated, wax bean variety that provides the most consistent and uniform yields of any golden wax bean variety. This is a widely-adapted variety that performs well in all growing regions. The plants are compact and have an upright growth habit for cleaner harvests. The beans also grow in concentrated clusters for quick and easy harvesting. Gold Mine Beans have a medium-yellow color and are best picked around 5-5.5″ long. The color is consistent along the entire length of the pod, which has a crisp and exceptionally sweet flavor. They can be eaten raw on a fresh salad or cooked like a traditional snap bean.
Beans should be planted in spring after the last frost has occurred. Beans will germinate best once soil temps have reached 65 F or higher. Optimal germination temperature is around 77 F. Seeds can require 8 to 16 days to germinate, depending on the soil temperature. For continual production, succession plant every couple of weeks throughout the spring and early summer. Plants will drop blooms or cease production in the heat of summer. Subsequent succession plantings may be made in late summer/fall, as long as enough time is permitted before the first frost date.
Direct seeding is recommended. We suggest using a #6 plate on the Hoss Garden Seeder and modifying the hole size (if necessary) to fit the seed size. Beans should be planted relatively thick along the row and thinned to the desired spacing. To maximize garden space, consider using a double-row spacing. For double-row spacing, rows may be planted as close as 6″ apart with 3′ spacing between double rows. For single row spacing, 2′ to 3′ spacing is recommended.
Gold Mine Bean Planting Information
Planting Method: direct sow
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1″
Seed Spacing: 3-4″
Row Spacing: 3′
Days to Maturity: 55
Disease Resistance: Common Bean Mosaic Virus, Halo Blight