Marvel of Venice Beans
55 days. Phaseolis vulgaris
This heirloom Italian wax bean is a beauty!
Marvel of Venice bean plants produce long, flat, golden-yellow Romano-type pods bear early and prolifically on strong climbing vines.
*White seeded variety*
Contains 25 heirloom seeds
NEW ARRIVAL for 2023
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.
I usually grow Gold Marie but chose to grow this next season. I look forward to growing it
I found Mary's seeds on the web as I was searching for specific runner beans that would withstand our scorching Florida heat. The website impressed me and I promptly ordered seeds. My Marvel of Venice are all sprouted and now about 2 feet tall (despite the iguanas snacking on a few) They came and had a great personal touch of a gift pack of seeds and a little sticker (Which my wife took into her possession) Then I sent her an email asking about Egyptian walking onion sets (I had these in Maryland and loved them). If you have never planted them please do - It's a never ending harvest of onions, greens and small top sets for more onions. Well she had them and gave me instruction on how to purchase them. 3 weeks later I have green onion sets in my little onion patch and I am looking forward to a lifetime of onions And I got another decal (for my wife) and another gift of seeds. The seeds have great germination rates, so far are all free of diseases and just plain old like the old days of buying from your favorite seedsman. She's got great videos (That's how I found out she had the Egyptian onions) and is a dedicated fellow gardening enthusiast. Her energy and personal touch is a needed splash of sunshine in our difficult times. and Sorry I have to go - Have more seeds to plant..
I didn't purchase these beans from Mary's but I did grow them last season. They are insanely delicious fried up in butter or oil, best bean I have had. The flat, smooth bean makes for such a nice texture. I will be ordering them here this year because I the original source no longer sells this variety. It was easy to grow (pretty much all beans are) and prolific. I just kept coming back and harvesting and it seemed like everyday it had new beans. They were even slightly cold hardy once the fall came. I planted mid august and they still had time to produce a bunch. The was a first cold nap and they got sad for one day but then bounced right back and kept producing. Definitely a gourmet bean.