Blue Lake 274 - #168U
(OPEN-POLLINATED) HEIRLOOM. 58 days. Classic, long producing, high yielding 16”H bush produces plump, straight, tender dark green delicious pods that are about 6”L. White seed. Canning, Freezing, Fresh Markets, Home Gardens. Tolerant: Bean Common Mosaic Virus, New York 15. About 1,500-2,000 seeds/lb
Companions: Beet (to bush beans only), cabbage family, carrot, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pea, potatoes, radish, strawberry.
Allies: Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles. Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles. Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor.
Enemies: Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans.
* Nitrogen-fixer in the soil - chop up plant and work it back into the soil.