MARVEL OF VENICE POLE BEAN (Phaseolus vulgaris, v. Meraviglia di Venezia) is a very fine superior old Italian heirloom with broad flat yellow pods and white beans. Very early to produce and the beans are delicious picked young and cooked whole. Also used in minestrone and for fresh shelling beans. Pole habit to 7 ft. If you are going to grow just one pole bean, make it this one! 58-72 days. 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 next crops.