Momentum Bush Bean is a hybrid, bush bean variety known for its outstanding yields and stress-tolerance. This variety is the most productive bush bean we’ve ever grown. Plants have a bush, upright growing habit which makes for cleaner harvests. Momentum is widely-adapted and performs well across the entire country. Pods are dark green and best harvested at 5.5″ long. This bush bean variety has a concentrated fruit set which makes for quick and easy harvesting. It is also very stress-tolerant and heat-tolerant and will continue to produce pods as temperatures warm in early summer.
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.
Momentum 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 Resistance: Common Bean Mosaic Virus