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Harvesting - Beans





Fast Facts




Planting to Harvest Bush snap beans take 45 to 55 days to bear a crop, depending on the variety.
Average Yield 10 pounds per 10 feet of row
Recommended planting for a family of five 150 ft
Recommended Uses Boil, stew, stir-fry/saute, braise-stew, bake, pressure cook, or microwave


Additional Information



Harvest Recommendations

Once the beans are mature, they should be picked before bean pods become lumpy. The flavor of the beans will degrade as they become more and more lumpy. If they are picked frequently, the plants will produce longer and the beans will be more tender and flavorful.

Beans are ready to pick when pods fill and the pod snaps when broken. The beans inside the pod will eventually turn white if they are not picked when they are ripe.

Storage and Preservation Methods

Best when canned or frozen but can be stored fresh up to a week in a cool, moist place. Can also be dried.

 





Beans

Tips

Delay initial planting by 2 to 4 weeks to help decrease Mexican bean beetle infestations.

 

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