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Cherokee Wax Yellow Bean Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris

5.00 (1 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow seeds in rich, well drained soil in full sun at least a week after the last expected frost, since beans are quite sensitive to cold. If you have never planted beans in your garden before, treat the seeds with a powder inoculant to allow the process of nitrogen fixation to begin. Plant them 1" deep and 3-6" apart, in rows about 2' apart; press down the earth above them for good soil contact. These seeds rot easily in wet soil, so do not over water them. Germination should take place 7-10 days after planting. For companion planting benefits, plant bush beans near carrots, cucumbers, or corn; avoid planting them near onions.

Growing: After germination, maintain soil moisture; beans have shallow roots, and need water at least once a week if the weather is dry. Mulching the plants helps conserve moisture and discourages weeds.

Harvesting: Expect your first beans about ten weeks after germination. Daily harvesting improves production; for best flavor and tenderness, pick the beans when they are no larger than a pencil in thickness. Serve or preserve the same day you harvested them for the freshest taste.

Seed Saving: Near the end of the growing season, allow the beans to dry completely on the vine; the pods will be light brown, and the seeds will rattle inside. Remove the seeds from the pods. After the seeds are completely dry, store them in a cool, dry place for up to a year.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 80

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
Cherokee Wax Yellow Bean Seeds 5.0

Review By MindyW

Prolific & Delicious

Planted in central Florida in February and now in early April we're harvesting a ton of these delicious beans. We like the flavor better than green beans. We've been harvesting for 2 weeks and so far still producing.

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~160 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $4.00 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $5.40 -+
5 Lb Mylar (2.72kg) $24.30 -+
10 Lb Mylar (4.54kg) $43.20 -+
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This robust bush bean will produce great yields of yellow wax beans in about 55 days! Dependable even in adverse weather, and resistant to common bean mosaic. Tasty oval pods are filled with black seeds and reach up to 6 inches long.
Cherokee Wax, first available to the public in 1947, comes from the research department of Clemson University in South Carolina. This bean comes from a strain that yields very vigorously and resists disease, and was distinguished with the AAS Award in 1948. "Wax" is a term originally from New England that has come to refer to any bean that grows yellow in color.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow seeds in rich, well drained soil in full sun at least a week after the last expected frost, since beans are quite sensitive to cold. If you have never planted beans in your garden before, treat the seeds with a powder inoculant to allow the process of nitrogen fixation to begin. Plant them 1" deep and 3-6" apart, in rows about 2' apart; press down the earth above them for good soil contact. These seeds rot easily in wet soil, so do not over water them. Germination should take place 7-10 days after planting. For companion planting benefits, plant bush beans near carrots, cucumbers, or corn; avoid planting them near onions.

Growing: After germination, maintain soil moisture; beans have shallow roots, and need water at least once a week if the weather is dry. Mulching the plants helps conserve moisture and discourages weeds.

Harvesting: Expect your first beans about ten weeks after germination. Daily harvesting improves production; for best flavor and tenderness, pick the beans when they are no larger than a pencil in thickness. Serve or preserve the same day you harvested them for the freshest taste.

Seed Saving: Near the end of the growing season, allow the beans to dry completely on the vine; the pods will be light brown, and the seeds will rattle inside. Remove the seeds from the pods. After the seeds are completely dry, store them in a cool, dry place for up to a year.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 80

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
Cherokee Wax Yellow Bean Seeds 5.0

Review By MindyW

Prolific & Delicious

Planted in central Florida in February and now in early April we're harvesting a ton of these delicious beans. We like the flavor better than green beans. We've been harvesting for 2 weeks and so far still producing.