Provider Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris | SKU: 1505
3 Reviews
$3.25 to $60.75
  • Bush bean
  • Excellent flavor
  • Disease resistant
  • Cool weather tolerant
  • Snap bean
  • 50-55 days
  • ±1,200 seeds/lb

$3.25 to $60.75

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Item Details

Known as the most dependable early green bean, this easy-to-grow variety offers excellent flavor and is one of the best for freezing and canning. It germinates well in cooler soil, adapts to diverse soil and climate conditions, and is disease-resistant. Round, straight pods grow heavily on compact plants. Introduced in 1965 by horticulturist Dr. Hoffman of the U.S. Vegetable Laboratory in South Carolina. Bush habit, snap, 50-55 days.

Learn to Grow Provider Bean

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1"

Rows Apart: 36-48"

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.

Ratings & Reviews

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They really do provide!

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Best beans for home garden bar none. Hardy plants that bear a large number of beans per plant. Two nine-foot rows produce enough for a family of four to eat all they want and to can a dozen or so quarts for the winter. I plant the rows a week or so apart so we can enjoy them fresh for longer.

Early and Long Producing

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Planted 5/1 (Zone 6A) and produced right on time. Planted every two weeks. Great taste, nice size, and many weeks of production. Some plants were taken over by nearby squash and were ignored after a while yet still had many usable beans when "rediscovered" weeks later. Will certainly start the season with these again.

An excellent bean.

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We live in growing zone 5, and 2020 brought us both late spring snow/frost and an early snow. We still got two crops of Provider. They seem to be especially good for freezing- no mushy texture, and they even smell fresh picked when thawed. This is my string bean of choice now.