Green Crop Bush Bean is an extremely productive variety of flattened bush bean. This open-pollinated, “snap bean” variety produces pods that are 8″ long and somewhat flattened, but not as much as traditional Italian Romano varieties. Plants will grow 18″ to 20″ tall and produce “stringless” pods with white seeds.
The Green Crop Bush Bean variety was an All-America Selections winner in 1957 due to superb quality and flavor. This snap bean is great for fresh eating and does well as a fresh-to-market bean. It also works well for preservation purposes. Preserve whole or snapped beans in pressure-canned jars, or blanch and freeze in bags.
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.
Green Crop Bush 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 Tolerance: Common Bean Mosaic Virus