Pencil Pod Black Wax Bush Bean - Packet

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The Pencil Pod Black Wax bean is regarded by many as the best of the wax beans. The golden yellow pods are stringless, curved, and plump thanks to the delicious black beans inside. Their fine texture and excellent flavor increase their popularity, as do their growing ease and generous yield. 50-65 days.
Plant Information
A cross between Improved Black Wax and Black Eyed Wax varieties, Pencil Pod Black Wax beans were introduced by Calvin Keeney in 1900 and get their name from their appearance. The pods are long and yellow and about the diameter of a pencil when mature, and the beans inside are black and waxy in texture. Reaching 1-2 feet in height, Pencil Pod Black Wax bush bean plants are self-supporting and easy to grow in a garden, a raised bed, or containers. A mature plant will produce quite a heavy harvest of impressive pods that are 5-7 inches in length. Pencil Pod Black Wax beans are great fresh, frozen, or canned, steamed or cooked in a favorite recipe, or enjoyed raw as part of a salad or snack. They're low in calories, yet full of healthy carbohydrates and protein. They're also a great source of calcium, iron, and manganese, as well as vitamin C and other antioxidants.
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Botanical Name
Phaseolus vulgaris
How To Grow
Planting Depth
11/2 inches
Seed Spacing
4-6 inches
Row Spacing
18-24 inches
Space After Thinning
12-18 inches
Days To Germinate
7-14 days
Days To Maturity
Seed Life Cycle
Good for Containers
Additional Information
Introduced in 1830
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