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Bush Snap Bean, Wade (Organic)

Phaseolus vulgaris. Green Pods. 60 days.

A classic dark green, bush snap bean with smooth, round 6-7” long pods. With its high yields and dependability, we recommend this bean as a market farm production variety. Excellent when eaten fresh, frozen, or canned. The pods hold well once picked so they make it to market in good condition. A near predecessor of Provider, with which it shares many positive traits such as good cold soil emergence and cool weather tolerance. Developed in 1952 by Dr. B. L. Wade of the USDA Southeastern Vegetable Breeding Laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina. It was noted for being more prolific than Tendergreen, one of the first widely planted stringless beans, which it was bred to surpass. Resistant to bean common mosaic virus and was an All-American Selections winner in 1952. Long unavailable commercially in the US, we found it at Bingenheimer Saatgut in Germany.

1/2 oz ≈ 30-40 seeds
$3.90

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4 oz
$7.80

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1 lb
$16.00

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5 lbs
$70.00

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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.

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Some cross-pollination may occur, but beans mostly self-pollinate.

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  1. One person found this helpful
    Melodie Davis

    How to Beat or Control Mexican Bean Beetles

    Melodie Davis

    Where did you grow this variety? Southeastern US

    So far the Wade beans have surpassed my expectations–tasty, bearing well, and most of all, they have proved more resistant to the Mexican Bean Beetles we have been fighting for years. We still have some, but they are under control without using any pesticides, just removing them by hand.

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