53-58 day. With nice yields of long, straight, green pods, Blue Lake is one of the old standards, and for a good reason. Nice flavor, and great yields, making it still used as one of the main commercial varieties.
Heirloom is a minimum of 80 seeds per packet.
Maximum purchase of 4 packets.
Planting Depth: 1 inch
Plant Spacing: 2-6 inches
Row Spacing: 2-3 feet
Direct seed after last danger of frost has passed. Beans need soil temperatures between 75-85 degrees F to sprout. Make sure to check your nighttime temperatures too. They will not sprout if soil temperatures are below 60 degrees F.
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Me and My gardening friend did not do well with this variety in Central Florida on the coast. We use raised beds, both had poor growth and little yield.
Last year I ordered this variety of green beans and was surprised to get so many beans off of two rows. I put up 34 quarts and couldn't be happier. I will be ordering these again for my 2015 garden.
There is nothing bad to say about this bean...the taste is great, grows easy and very high yield. My daughters love eating these beans right off the plant when they're outside playing.
These are the best green beans I have ever eaten. I would recommend them to everyone. I planted them late, but still got a good yield. My only problem was that I didn't plant enough. This year will be different!
The past two years have seen temps climb into the low 100's here in North Mississippi. While other bean and cow-pea varieties floundered in the July and August heat, this green bean thrived drought conditions to go on and produce several bushels of beans. I am sure if it had ample rain they would have doubled their production. The description here at Annie's does the Blue Lake justice as they do produce ample quantities of beans that indeed have excellent flavor. Only stopped growing them as my local vendor stopped carrying the seeds. So I am re-ordering seeds for this next season in hopes of getting in two crops planted in 2013.