Bush Snap Bean, Alice Sunshine (Organic)
Phaseolus vulgaris. Green Pods. 55 days.
Excellent green bean flavor with a rich sweetness and nice crunch. A good multi-purpose variety for both snap and dry bean production. Good yields of 6” flat green pods that when mature contain beautiful light yellow beans with brown splotches that are also a tasty dry bean. Plants have upright growth habit which make for easy picking and fewer losses from slugs and mold. Bred by the late Robert Lobitz of Paynesville, Minnesota.
Direct sow 1″ deep beginning early May in rows that are 1′ apart. Thin seedlings to 3-6″ spacing. Protect early sowings from frost. Succession sowing every 3 weeks through late June will ensure continual harvest. Shell seeds from fully dry pods by hand or by dancing on pods. Winnow to clean. Test for dryness with a hammer – dry beans shatter.
Some cross-pollination may occur, but beans mostly self-pollinate.