Empress Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris | SKU: 1181A
4 Reviews
$3.75 to $11.50
  • Best Seller
  • Organic
  • Our best fresh-eating snap bean
  • Bush habit
  • 5-6" stringless pods
  • Heavy yields
  • Snap bean
  • 55 days
  • ±1,500 seeds/lb

$3.75 to $11.50

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Item Details

Our very best snap bean for fresh eating, freezing, or processing, the Empress bean offers incredible flavor. The vigorous plants produce heavy yields of large, straight, green, 5-6” stringless pods. Plant in succession for fresh beans throughout the season. Introduced by Gurney’s in 1979 as Experimental Bean 121 and later renamed Empress. Bush habit, snap, 55 days. ±1,500 seeds/lb.

Learn to Grow Empress Bean

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1"

Rows Apart: 36-48"

Light: Full Sun

Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields.

Ratings & Reviews

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Easy and prolific


These bush beans are very easy to grow and produce a lot of beans. This is my second year growing them.

Staple for any garden


Nearly 100% germination with wet paper towel in a plastic bag. Leaves get hammered in the 90+ degree Florida sun, however they are solid producers from a raised bed watered twice weekly.

Empress bean


grows awesome and produces extremely well here in SE NC. Recommend it to anyone!



Best flavor and texture of any bush bean I've ever grown. Produce and grow well in NE Iowa.