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Beans 'Golden Wax' Heirloom - Bush (15 seeds)
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Beans 'Golden Wax' Heirloom - Bush (15 seeds)

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One of the oldest known wax beans. Golden Wax was first introduced sometime around 1871. There have been many variations over the years, but Golden Wax was also known as Topnotch or Rustproof Golden Wax. 

Golden Wax bean is a bush type plant that produces excellent yields of golden yellow wax beans. Good for northern climates as well as the south.  Golden Wax bean plants are compact and they grow 40 cm (16") tall, with a spread of 25-30 cm (10-12”) wide, and produce delicious golden pods about 13-15 cm (5-6") long. Pods are string-less, straight, and possess a rich buttery flavor.

Approximately 15 seeds per packet.

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Phaseolus vulgaris

CULTURE: Choose well-drained soil with a pH range of 6.5–6.8. After last frost date sow seeds about 2" apart, 1" deep, in rows 20–36" apart. Optimum soil temperature for germination is 70–90°F (21–32°C). Plant when daytime soil temperatures average at least 60°F (16°C), or risk poor germination. For a continuous supply, make successive sowings every 2-3 weeks through midsummer.

DISEASES: Dig under or remove and compost bean straw in the fall to hasten destruction of most disease organisms. For Sclerotinia spp. (white mold) control, plant at wider row spacing to promote drying of plant leaves and soil. Practice a 3-year crop rotation. All our bush bean seeds are produced in areas known to be free of halo blight.

INSECT PESTS: Mexican bean beetles can be controlled with natural insecticides such as pyrethrin or azadarachtin.

HARVEST: Regularly to encourage new pod set.

STORAGE: Store at 40°F (5°C) and 90% relative humidity for 7–10 days.