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Vegetable Description: Tendergreen Improved, a heat tolerant and disease resistant strain of bean, most likely comes from the research of seed expert Calvin N. Keeney, who is known as the "father of the stringless bean." However, the common bean has its roots in South America; some historians fix the date as far back as 8,000 BC to the Pre-Incan civilization in Peru. When Columbus arrived in the New World, he found green beans growing with the maize of the Indians. Columbus and other European explorers introduced this new vegetable to their countries, where it eventually spread to the rest of Europe and all over the world.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Other Common Names: French Filet Tendergreen Improved (hybridized)
Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 54
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 70
Vegetable Height: 12” to 18”
Vegetable Spacing: 3 in to 6 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside after danger of last frost. Plant about 4” apart and 1“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 24”-30” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow bean pods to dry on plant; then break them open to collect the large bean seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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