Botanical Name: Phaseolus lunatusDescription:
Botanical Name: Phaseolus lunatus
Chef Jeff's Tips: This traditional crop loves plenty of water in hot weather. There are several types, snap, bush and pole. Bush beans make an attractive border to any garden. Place along the edge of fences or place teepees around them to give them something to grab on to and grow upwards. They produce particularly large yields that are perfect fresh, frozen or canned. The best tip for beans, is pick early and pick often. As the larger pods are removed, several new ones appear to replace them quickly. We recommend 5-6 plants per person for the average family.