Blue Lake Pole Beans
75 days. This vigorous, 7 foot tall variety made Oregon's Willamette Valley famous in the 60s and 70s for canning beans. The smooth, 6-7 inch, dark green pods have a canning jar straight, round shape. Harvested at their peak, you'll find them tender, meaty, and full of hearty, fresh bean flavor
Contains 25 heirloom seeds
Planting Instructions: Soak beans 2-3 hours before planting. (optional)
Seeds should be sown in warm conditions, covered very lightly (depth of ½ inch) and kept reasonably moist until seedlings emerge.
Grow in full sun. Thin Seedlings 6-12 inches apart.
Trellis for support. Do not over water.
We live in southwest Florida and started our Blue Lake pole beans in October. We grow them in a raised bed with a trellis and water them once a week, sometimes less. They are mostly in the sun except for the mid-late afternoon. I did cover them with a bed sheet when we had a few "cold snaps" (i.e., 35-40 degrees) just to be safe. We have been getting enough yield to serve as a side dish for 5-person household about once every other week off 7 plants. The beans are delicious and crunchy off the vine or slow cooked in chicken stock and onions. Suggest picking them before they get too big and insides get stringy.
Ordered 2 packs of BLPB and wasn't sure what to expect the first time from ordering from Mary's. Boy oh, boy did they grow and produce bushels and bushels of beans. My husband and I canned over 60 quarts of beans. We stopped picking the beans and left to dry on the vines so we can grow more next season.
Thank you for having such awesome products. Already planning next year's garden and looking to see what you have available 😀
I grow Blue Lake pole beans and bush beans. Pole beans start producing abut 2 weeks before the bush beans for an extended garden season of tender, straight and crunchy beans. Keep them watered and picked and they will produce nonstop. This is my choice for fresh, canned, frozen and pickled beans.