Bean – Rocdor Yellow Bush

$3.48

An early wax bean with a rich and buttery flavour. Slim, 15-cm (6″), glossy yellow pods are crisp, tender and stringless. Since the seeds develop slowly, the pods hold their high quality holds over a long period. The plants tolerate cool, wet conditions better than most varieties.

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Description

Botanical name
Phaseolus vulgaris ‘Rocdor’

Family
Fabaceae

Spacing
Sow the seeds 10-20 cm (4-8″) apart in rows that are 60-90 cm (24-36″) apart.

Depth
Lay seeds on their side and cover with 2 cm (1″) of soil. Firm the soil with your fingers.

Requirements
Hot and sunny. Loamy soil, pH around 6-6.5.

Pests
Aphids and spider mites. Both can be washed off with a hard jet of water.

Timing
Direct sow starting in mid-May. Warm-weather crop. Best soil temperature is at least 21°C (70°F). Can have an earlier first harvest if you start seeds indoors. Beans do not love to be transplanted, so handle with care. In our experience, plants started from seeds caught up to the transplants very quickly and the end result was not that different.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 6-10 days.

Growing
Apart from daily watering, your only care consists of spraying leaves with kelp fertilizer periodically to boost nutrient uptake.

Days to maturity
50-53 days

Season
Warm, annual