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Pencil Pod PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 30 October 2009 12:44
Delicious, tender, sweet, golden-yellow pods completely stringless and of excellent flavor. 5-6" long pods are very straight, as round as a pencil, and produce a continuous crop. The seeds are black, disease resistant and grow exceptionally well in all soils and climates.
A very reliable cropper.
Colorful high quality yellow wax bean. Ideal for bean salads, cooking, canning, freezing and table use. Tender, tasty, excellent quality and heavy yields.

The Bean Bush, Snap Pencil Pod, 'Phaseolus vulgaris', is a very adaptable wax bean that will grow anywhere in the country. It has excellent bean flavor with very attractive bright yellow pods. The bright yellow pods borne on the upper part of the bush make Pencil Pod an attractive addition to any garden. The very tasty 6 inch pods have black seeds and they are produced on an upright, bushy plant. This bean is very disease resistant and early maturing for a wax bean. They are excellent cooked or eaten right out of the garden.

The Snap Bean Pencil Pod is a bush type and is upright in form. It is resistant to common bean mosaic virus and anthracnose. Plant after the last average frost date. This bush bean prefers rich, organic, well drained and warm soil. The soil must be kept evenly moist but not soggy

Special directions for short season climates:
Plant outdoors in late spring after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds 2 to 3 inches apart, lay seeds on their side covering seeds with 1 to 1 1/2 inches of fine soil. Firm soil over seed.
Leave approximately 2 feet between rows or plant in wide rows sowing seeds 4 to 6 inches apart in all directions.
When plants are 3 to 4 inches tall thin to 4 to 6 inches apart.
1 to 2 weeks depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Special advice

Beans grow best in a sunny location, where the soil is warm, loamy and lightly fertilized. Cultivate shallow and frequently until flowers appear. Avoid disturbing plants after that time, as it could cause the blossoms to fall off. For continued harvest sow bush beans every two weeks until two months before first frost in fall.
Water deeply by soaking soil.

59 days to maturity

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