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Best Cool Weather Bean

Posted by coolbythecoast (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 13, 13 at 12:31

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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RE: Best Cool Weather Bean

  • Posted by drloyd 7B Western WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 13, 13 at 18:36

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

RE: Best Cool Weather Bean

Runner beans definitely like it cool.

RE: Best Cool Weather Bean

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.

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