Jade Bush Bean is an open-pollinated bush bean variety known for it’s high productivity in the most stressful environmental conditions. It is very heat-tolerant and will continue producing well into the warmer months. It is also relatively cold-tolerant and will continue to produce into fall when temperatures cool. Jade Bush Bean produces 6-7″ long, slender pods on 18-22″ tall, upright plants. The upright growth habit allows for easier, cleaner harvests. This variety is consistently delicious when harvested at all stages of development and the pods store well after harvest.
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.
Jade 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: 55
Disease Tolerance: Bean Mosaic Virus, Bacterial Brown Spot, Rust, Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus