Commodore Bush Bean Seeds. The round stringless and meaty pods make it an excellent home garden bean

Bush bean

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Commodore or Kentucky Wonder Bush Bean

60 Days, 6.5” Pods, Medium Green, Brown Seed
1938 AAS winner
Low fiber consistent yielder that grows on a smaller 18” bush
The round stringless and meaty pods make it an excellent home garden bean
Long tender crisp pods remain at edible stage over a long period
Vigorous plant
Nice for beginners and experienced gardeners alike

When to Plant:

They should be directly seeded in the spring when soil reaches 65-75F (18-24C), and there is no longer a risk for a frost. Bush beans are determinate, meaning they grow to a certain size, about 2’ tall, blossom, turn out a single harvest of beans and then die. If you want a large crop to be ready almost all at once for canning or freezing, sow all of the seeds at the same time. If you want a higher, continuous yield throughout the season, you can have a succession of plantings with increments of 10 days, for example.

How to Plant:

Bush beans are very simple to grow; they do well in most gardens and in most soil types.

Prepare the beds by amending with compost and organic material so that you have loose, well-drained soil. Beans grow best in temperatures between 50-85F, in full sun. Sow your bush beans 1 inch deep and 4-6” apart, with rows 18-24” apart.

 

How to Harvest:

Harvest bush beans 50-60 days after sowing when pods are about 3” - 5" long and before you see the outline of the beans inside. A mature bush bean feels smooth, firm and crisp. For use as dried beans, allow beans to dry on the vine for weeks after normal harvesting time. Pull the entire plant out from the soil and shell beans over a large table or tray.

Farmers Tip: If you are growing bush beans for multiple years in a row, rotate your planting area yearly. This will help prevent any soil-borne diseases from killing the beans as seedlings.

 

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