Organic OS Blues Bush Bean Seeds

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This determinate green snap bean is delightfully crisp, tender, and sweet. Long, straight, stringless 4" pods are relatively early-maturing. This variety was developed at Oregon State by vegetable plant breeder Jim Myers, particularly for the fresh market grower. Beans are ready to harvest in 55 days and maintain good quality on the plant for a longer harvest window.


Product Details

Weight

9G

Planting Season

Warm

Soil Temp

60° F+

Planting Depth

1/2”

Area to Sow

10' row

Days to Germ.

3-10+

Days to Maturity

55+

Best Planting Method

Direct or transplant

Thin to

Final spacing

Final Spacing

≥5" apart

Succession

10 days

Approx. Seed Count

30

Product Information

Snap beans are green beans without the tough string—making them a snap to prepare! Jim Myers originally developed OS Blues Snap Bush Bean at Oregon State University for fresh market growers. This high-yielding and early-maturing indeterminate bean produces stringless 4″ pods that are delightfully crisp, tender, and sweet. OS Blues Bush Beans are ready to harvest in 55 days and maintain good quality on the plant for a longer harvest window.

Planting by Zones

Zones 9-10

  • Bush beans are best sown directly into the soil after the soil has warmed to at least 70°F. This is typically in late April or May. Bush beans, like all plants in the legume family, fix nitrogen in the soil.

Zones 2-8

  • Bush beans should be direct sown when the soil is at least 70 degrees.

Planting Bush Bean Seeds

  • Plant bush bean seeds 1″ deep into well-worked and thoroughly watered garden soil. Beans should be planted in a full sun location.  
  • Fertilize regularly with an organic liquid fertilizer once the seedlings have germinated and have their first set of true leaves.
  • Beans can be planted as close to 7″ apart.

Growing Bush Bean 

  • Bush beans are incredibly easy to grow and are great for gardens with little space. They do well in raised beds, in-ground, and planted in containers.
  • Keep weed-free by pulling any weeds that may compete with your bush bean crop.

Succession Planting Bush Bean

  • If you enjoy large amounts of bush beans, succession planting is a good idea. Start a new round of seeds every ten days.

Growing Bush Bean in Containers

  • Bush beans are an excellent container variety. If you are planting bush beans in containers, make sure your container is at least 10″ deep. Keep in mind containers will dry out faster because they have more surface area and less soil to hold onto moisture.

Harvesting Bush Bean 

  • The key to happy bush beans is to harvest often. The more you harvest, the more beans you will get. Make sure you harvest your beans at the optimal size for fresh eating. If you wish to grow the beans for dry beans, simply let the beans dry on the vine and harvest for dry bean use. Any bean can be used as a fresh bean when it is young and a dry bean when it is dry.

Southern California Pro-tips

  • In areas of Zones 9 and 10, bush bean is a very easy crop to grow.
  • Mulch heavily around your bush bean plants to ensure the soil does not dry out or heat up too much.
  • During our hottest months of August, September, and October, plants can suffer from the heat. During this time, using shade cloth can help protect the plants from extreme heat.
  • Do not overhead water as this promotes disease.

Companion Flowers/Crops

  • Bush beans are small plants, so do not plant tall flowering plants or veggies in a direction that will shade your bush beans. Try growing other classic bush beans with OS Blues. Landreth Stringless Bush Beans and Contender Bush Beans are a great choice!

Additional Learning Resources

Add color to your bush beans and grow your OS Blues with our Golden Wax bush beans, SoCal Flavor Trio bush beans, and Royal Burgundy beans for the ultimate mix of flavors, colors, and textures.

Product Details

Weight

9G

Planting Season

Warm

Soil Temp

60° F+

Planting Depth

1/2”

Area to Sow

10' row

Days to Germ.

3-10+

Days to Maturity

55+

Best Planting Method

Direct or transplant

Thin to

Final spacing

Final Spacing

≥5" apart

Succession

10 days

Approx. Seed Count

30

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