Rattlesnake Snap Bean
- Pole bean
- Vines grow to 10 feet
- Drought resistant
- Snap bean
- 60-90 days
- ±1,400 seeds/lb
(aka Preacher Bean) Distinctive dark green pods streaked with purple grow up to 8" long. Light buff seeds splashed with dark brown, resembling a rattlesnake’s coloration. Very fine flavor. Vines grow vigorously to 10'. Good resistance to drought. Pole habit, snap, 60-90 days. ±1,400 seeds/lb.
Learn to Grow Rattlesnake Snap Bean
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.
Ratings & Reviews
Excellent Pole Bean
by Christopher F.
I've been growing these for several years now in central NC. Except for one year when I lost the battle with the rabbits, these have been steadfastly reliable and provided good quality beans.
As a novice gardener I planted late in the season, and in rows as if they were a bush bean. Plants found a way to make it to the nearby chicken wire and produce in spite of my mistakes.
Beautiful, prolific beans!
Love these beautiful, prolific beans! I am picking buckets full daily. Excellent flavor even the ones that get to 8" long.
A Big Hit in Ohio
by Bridgette Mills-Echevarria
Tried these for the first time, growing them in zone 6 southwest Ohio. They are awesome, producing a new batch of beans over and over again after harvesting. I've been picking them when they are going and tender, about the diameter of my pinky, but even when they get a little larger they are still tasty. Nice fresh taste, tender texture without getting mushy when cooked. Plan for plenty of climbing room, vigorous climbers that need lots of room to grow!
Amazing and prolific!
These beans always have my produce bucket full. The best beans I have ever grown and are my go to bean if I need large quantities! They have never failed me and the flowers are beautiful!
by Tom Peterson
Best bean, hands down. Tasty and crisp and stringless as a green bean and a delicious, pinto-like dry bean. Also make killer dilly beans!
The most prolific, and tastiest beans I've ever planted.
This amazing Rattlesnake bean is, hands down, the very BEST bean I’ve ever grown. Heat, drought, and pest resistant, which delivers an abundant crop, they are juicy, tender, reliable, and delicious. Just ask the deer and ground hogs! I broadcast them in a shallow ditch about 6 inches wide along the inside perimeter of my fenced in garden, and they use the fence to grow tall. They are extremely prolific, and the harvest lasts until frost; so, usually, from late July till October, I’m picking beans (It gives me something to do in between telemarketers’ calls). I call them “the watermelon of the bean family“ because they are so juicy and delectable, and I often eat them raw. Depending on how much are planted (I like to broadcast between 1-2 lbs of seeds), I harvest about 2-3 lbs of string beans every other day. I've tried so many other beans, but these are, I think, the very best of the very best. And Seed Savers always delivers dependable beans – I’ve never had beans fail to germinate.