Greasy, WNC Market

Phaseolus vulgaris

A traditional mountain favorite. Smooth, green-skinned string beans have an incredibly delicious flavor. A mix of regionally grown greasy varieties, including some cut-shorts, collected from vendors at the WNC Farmer's Market.

Pole beans are a space saving wonder for the compact garden. The long vines take advantage of vertical space and have a continual harvest throughout the growing season so they have higher yields per square foot than bush beans. For many people, the flavor is beyond compare as well.

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
80 10 oz 150-200 lbs 85
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 60-80°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1" 2-3" 40
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
2-3" 8-16 Annual 3-6 years
Frost sensitive annual that is direct seeded after danger of frost in well-drained soil which has had a chance to warm up. Plants can grow up to 8' on trellises, poles, tipis or sunflowers, to produce high yields and continuous harvest throughout the season. Plant Seeds: 1" deep with 2-3" between seeds in rows 3-4' apart. Soil Temp: 60-80 F. Days to Sprout: 8-16. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 4-6". Companions: beets, carrots, squash, cabbage family, nasturtium, sunflowers. Seeds/oz: 60 Seed Wt./100' Row: 10 oz. Yield/100' row: 150-200 lbs. Days to Harvest: 60-80. Seed Viability: 3-6 years.