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Bush Bean - Cherokee Wax

4.5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Phaseolus vulgaris

HEIRLOOM Bush-type plant produces excellent yields of 6″ stringless yellow wax beans. Excellent fresh, canned, or frozen.
Snap bush beans are quick and easy to grow, so go ahead and plant a few varieties! They mature faster than pole beans and require no trellising, a relief for some people. However they usually have 1-2 flushes of pods, so plant them in successions for a continuous harvest all season. For best texture and flavor harvest before the individual beans have fleshed out in the pods. Nutrients: dietary fiber, protein, vitamins A and C and riboflavin.
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SKU: 016-004-0-C. Category: .

Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
90 8 oz 80 lbs 58
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″ 2-4″ 35
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
2-4″ 8-16 Annual 3-6 years
Direct seed after danger of frost in well-drained soil which has had a chance to warm up. Can be planted in succession until mid-summer. Plant Seeds: 1" deep, with 2-4" spacing in rows 12-18" apart. Soil Temp: 60-80 F. Days to Sprout: 8-16 days. Companions: beets, carrots, cabbage family, radish, nasturtium. Antagonists: basil, onions, garlic, fennel, leek. Seeds/oz: 90. Seed Wt./100' Row: 8 oz. Yield/100' row: 80 lbs. Days to Harvest: 50-75 days. Seed Viability: 3-6 years.

Additional Information


14 grams – Packet, 1/4 lb(s), 1/2 lb(s), 0.75 lb(s), 1 lb(s), 5 lb(s)

2 reviews for Cherokee Wax

  1. 4 out of 5


    Well I’m embarrassed to admit, but will, that I called Sow True Seed to explain they sent me the wrong seed that this was a pole bean! The customer service representative was so gracious, though I am sure he had to think I was crazy. He even sent me more of the same bean just in case they made a mistake. It was certainly mine. The beans grew quickly and were rather lanky causing me to think they were pole beans. My husband and I even gave them a trellis to climb. They climbed, but only about 2 to 3 feet. For this reason I am glad we gave them some support. It was beneficial after a severe storm blew through the garden and what wasn’t supported did blow over, breaking some vines. The beans were prolific and very tasty! We canned over 35 quarts and froze more. I highly recommend this bean, however, they may benefit from a little support at the base.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Delicious and easy to grow.

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