BLUE LAKE POLE BEAN is an Ohio heirloom that many consider the best pole green bean and an American standard. For decades this was the number one processing bean until hybrids overtook the market. It is mildly flavored with a juicy crunch. The term "prolific" doesn't seem to do it justice. This bean will out perform most others, producing from the bottom to the top of its 6' length. String-less, straight and tender. Pole habit, 55-65 days. White seeded. 50 seeds.
GROWING TIP: All beans and peas are legumes and benefit from "inoculating" with rhizobacteria. These bacteria do the work of taking gaseous nitrogen from the air and "fixing" or concentrating it in pink root nodules which then slough off, adding nitrogen to the soil in a form other plants can take up as a nutrient. Inoculating your beans and peas will increase germination, and the health of your plants, helping them growing large roots and thus healthier plants. Growing pole beans with corn provides an extra shot of nitrogen to the corn, a wonderful natural symbiotic relationship that the Native Americans understood very well. You will see a big difference in overall results. Healthy legumes should also be turned under the soil when production ends as they are excellent green manure for your follow-on crops.