Tarbais pole bean
Is the Tarbais pole bean an extremely late-season bean?
It has produced no flowers (or beans) yet. Our first frost date is two months from now.
I planted about 25 Tarbais seeds on May 31 (using fresh inoculant). For some time now, they have bundled over the top of a ten-foot trellis. Most leaves are healthy-looking, but one third of the lower leaves have yellowed and are not healthy looking anymore.
They get strong midday/afternoon sun for 4-5 hours daily.
I planted edaname in front of the Tarbais: three rows Tarbais next to the lattice, and three rows Gardensoy in front of the Tarbais. The Gardensoy is now four feet high and shades the feet of the Tarbais. All the soy plants are healthy-looking and are producing pods.
Three years ago, Meraviglia Venezia pole (with very large yellow Roma pods) produced abundantly in the same location.