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Blue Lake Bush 274 Bean Seed

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Description

The bush-bean standard. A handsome dark green stringless snap bean that’s been a classic for 50+ years. Plants do not require staking and are resistant to bean mosaic. The bush-type plants set heavy yields of long, straight, flavorful pods that are tender-crisp and suitable for eating raw or steamed. A great choice for freezing or canning. Grows fast enough for two crops/season. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 7-10
  • Days to maturity: 55-60
  • Start indoors: Not recommended
  • Sow outdoors when temperatures reach 65º.
  • Seed spacing: 8”
  • Seed depth: 1”
  • Produce size: About 4-5” long, can be picked as small as 3” long
  • Yield: About 35 lbs. per 50’ row
  • Mature plant height: 16-22”
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: 1961 (developed from the Blue Lake pole bean from the early 1900s)

Tools & Supplies

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Customer 5-star rating plus I know these beans. Delicious.
Mary Y on Apr 26, 2020
I want to try my hand at planting beans.
Bessie F on Apr 15, 2020
Customer 5-star rating plus I know these beans. Delicious.
Mary Y on Apr 26, 2020
only grow this bean....very successful
Mosco P on Apr 22, 2020
I want to try my hand at planting beans.
Bessie F on Apr 15, 2020
Victory Garden 2020
Sarah H on Apr 13, 2020
Size and yield
Aaron C on Mar 16, 2020
I planted these last year and they had outstanding yield, flavor and froze well.
DANE S on Mar 15, 2020
Has been my favorite for years!! Best taste raw, steamed or frozen.
WILLIAM W on Feb 27, 2020
I always wanted to grow these as we did in the garden as a youngster. Will definitely hold onto the seeds for the future.
Barry W on Apr 9, 2019
Blue lakes are the best for flavor
Edwin D on Apr 7, 2019
so we can save seeds
NELLIE M on Feb 14, 2019
We love Blue Lakes and due to limited space I like the Bush style and its an Heirloom.
DANE S on Feb 2, 2019
Blue Lake Bush is a great canning and fresh eating green bean.
Annie B on Dec 8, 2018
only grow this bean....very successful
Mosco P on Apr 22, 2020
Victory Garden 2020
Sarah H on Apr 13, 2020
How many seeds per package?
Alisa C on Apr 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The number of seeds is near the top of the page, by the photo. This packet contains 40-60 seeds.

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I kept 4 bushes in a 3' row, but I can't remember how high the germination rate was...pretty good though. Beans can get 6-8" or longer if you let them hang on a while. Out of the 3' row, I would say we've harvested close to 3 pounds of beans and could have gotten more. The tomatoes I had next to this row grew very quickly and fell over to cover the beans often throughout the growing season. I still am getting flowers here and there on the beans, even with the leaves nearly eaten to nothing by bugs while the tomatoes were smothering. Next year I plan to use wire cages to help keep all plant parts off of the soil.
October 10, 2018
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over 2 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with these seeds. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to being your partner at growing your own legacy.
October 30, 2018
Tabitha R