Lazy Wife Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris
SKU: 0041 P50
  • Pole bean
  • Stringless pods
  • Round white seeds
  • Late maturing vines bear heavily
  • Snap or shell bean
  • 80-100 days

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Introduced in 1885 by W. Atlee Burpee, and recently donated to SSE by former Burpee’s catalog manager Derek Fell. As noted in the original Burpee’s description, “the pods are green, entirely stringless, of extra fine flavor, exceedingly rich and buttery when cooked.” Beans are round, and polished-white in color. Late maturing vines bear heavily and continuously until frost. Pole habit, snap or shell, 80-100 days.

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1"

Support: Trellis, tepee, or fencing

Light: Full Sun

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