Golden Wax Bean is an heirloom favorite due to its buttery flavor and crisp texture. This is a bush bean variety that produces upright plants averaging 16″ tall. Plants are high-yielding and perform well across a wide variety of planting zones. The golden-yellow pods are 5-6″ long and stringless. This bean is an excellent addition to your favorite salad, but it can also be cooked like a traditional snap bean. Golden Wax Bean is also a great variety for canning and preserving. Whole or snapped beans will keep in a pressure-canned jar for years to come!
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.
Golden Wax 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: 50
Disease Resistance: Common Bean Mosaic Virus, Rust