Green Beans for our hot weather...

kumquat1April 20, 2012

First year ever, last year, my rattlesnake beans didn't do diddly. Almost no blooms, and no beans. Feed store lady said weather too hot. Do you guys know which green bean would do well in this heat

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Richard (chuggerguy)

My rattlesnakes, and all my beans, had been doing really well the last couple months. I think they still are but I don't know how much longer that will last.

Unfortunately I'm still new to Florida(this will be my second summer) and pretty new to gardening. I'm sorry I can't offer a meaningful suggestion.
This was taken March 29th, I was getting sick of green beans by this time. Beans seemed to be just about the only thing I could grow. :)

(Click to view full-sized)

RE: Green Beans for our hot weather...

Try yardlong beans. If you pick them before they thicken you can snap and eat them like snap beans. Though they are in the cowpea family, so they are a great summer bean for here.

~dianne

RE: Green Beans for our hot weather...

  • Posted by: tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on Sun, Apr 22, 12 at 13:36

Here's the UF link, I liked it better when they had them broken down into Cool and Warm season crops but everything changes doesn't it :-( Look and the selections for "Peas, Southern" and the planting times for your Zone. I like green field peas and have some Zipper Cream I would love to start now but even though I'm in Pinellas I'm in a Zone 10 Southern microclimate being right off the water so it's too soon for me to plant now, I'll wait until at least August.

Tom

RE: Green Beans for our hot weather...

Did you ever find a pole bean you liked? I gave up... I've tried a yellow wax runner, blue lake and kentucky wonder this year to no avail. I got some short 4" pods from the blue lake and a few random stunted pods from the wax and kentucky wonder curled in to a "C". I gave up and bought bush beans...and they flourished! Truth be told they cannot even come close to the pole beans for harvest I guess I just got lucky last year with the blue lake and a cooler than average late summer. I planted Dragon's tongue and Red swan bush beans from seed saver exchange and both are doing fantastic.

RE: Green Beans for our hot weather...

Rattlesnake is the only pole bean I grow - nothing else tastes better IMO. Results can vary due to soil/nutrition, I believe. I move the plantings around every year & some do better than others. Mine are finally over - harvested the last stragglers yesterday.

FWIW, years ago, I grew a variety called Louisiana Purple Pod that did great, but it vanished from the seed catalogs & I haven't seen it since.

RE: Green Beans for our hot weather...

  • Posted by: tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on Mon, Aug 6, 12 at 19:41

FWIW, years ago, I grew a variety called Louisiana Purple Pod that did great, but it vanished from the seed catalogs & I haven't seen it since.

I grew it last year, still available, and many other purples in a quest to see if any would surpass Purple Podded Pole but none did, for me PPP has been much more prolific and just as tasty...they grow so fast you have to be diligent about picking them early and every day :-) :-(

Tom

Post a Follow-Up Your Name:

Your Email Address:

Zone (optional):

Subject of Posting:

Message:

Optional Link URL:

Name of the Link:

A copy of your follow-up will automatically be emailed to the original poster. Return to the Florida Gardening Forum

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 1:51AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardengimp(9B Seminole Cnty FL)

Try yardlong beans. If you pick them before they thicken you can snap and eat them like snap beans. Though they are in the cowpea family, so they are a great summer bean for here.

~dianne

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 10:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Here's the UF link, I liked it better when they had them broken down into Cool and Warm season crops but everything changes doesn't it :-( Look and the selections for "Peas, Southern" and the planting times for your Zone. I like green field peas and have some Zipper Cream I would love to start now but even though I'm in Pinellas I'm in a Zone 10 Southern microclimate being right off the water so it's too soon for me to plant now, I'll wait until at least August.

Tom

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 1:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Indigosands

Did you ever find a pole bean you liked? I gave up... I've tried a yellow wax runner, blue lake and kentucky wonder this year to no avail. I got some short 4" pods from the blue lake and a few random stunted pods from the wax and kentucky wonder curled in to a "C". I gave up and bought bush beans...and they flourished! Truth be told they cannot even come close to the pole beans for harvest I guess I just got lucky last year with the blue lake and a cooler than average late summer. I planted Dragon's tongue and Red swan bush beans from seed saver exchange and both are doing fantastic.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 8:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Rattlesnake is the only pole bean I grow - nothing else tastes better IMO. Results can vary due to soil/nutrition, I believe. I move the plantings around every year & some do better than others. Mine are finally over - harvested the last stragglers yesterday.

FWIW, years ago, I grew a variety called Louisiana Purple Pod that did great, but it vanished from the seed catalogs & I haven't seen it since.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 9:08AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

FWIW, years ago, I grew a variety called Louisiana Purple Pod that did great, but it vanished from the seed catalogs & I haven't seen it since.

I grew it last year, still available, and many other purples in a quest to see if any would surpass Purple Podded Pole but none did, for me PPP has been much more prolific and just as tasty...they grow so fast you have to be diligent about picking them early and every day :-) :-(

Tom

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 7:41PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
id for pretty plant
Can someone ID this plant? I got it years ago from...
linda_leaf z10fla
bought a green shell ginger--will I be sorry?
I rescued a green Alpinia zerumbet (not the variegated...
marcia_m
TR Hovey dwarf papaya plants
This year I branched out and grew two varieties of...
happy_fl_gardener
No fruit on avocado
I have a 5-yr old avocado tree that has never had any...
thomas12
crinum flowers
This started blooming just before our expected freeze....
marcia_m
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™