Lazy Wife Bean
- Pole bean
- Stringless pods
- Round white seeds
- Late maturing vines bear heavily
- Snap or shell bean
This bean variety was introduced in 1885 by W. Atlee Burpee, and recently donated to Seed Savers Exchange 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, and exceedingly rich and buttery when cooked.” The variety’s round beans are polished-white in color, and its 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.