Best Cool Weather Bean

coolbythecoast(10b)December 13, 2013

From your personal experience, what green bean has performed the best for you in cool weather? Perhaps Contender or Early Idaho?

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I am south of Seattle, southeast of Tacoma. Mid summer days are about 75-80F and nights are around 50F. June can be chilly and wet. I posted my 2013 bean report at the link below.

Red Eye Fall pole bean did very well. Aunt Jean's did too. I described several other winners. - Dick

Here is a link that might be useful: 2013 bean report

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 6:36PM
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Runner beans definitely like it cool.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 4:39PM
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zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin

Ditto on runner beans, for cool maritime climates like the Pacific coast. They will tolerate cool temps - and produce prodigiously - where common snap beans would struggle.

For common beans, I would recommend the pole varieties "Emerite" and "Fortex". Can't help you with bush varieties, since I grow mainly pole types.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2013 at 1:14AM
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