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Rattlesnake Pole Bean

Sweet, rich flavor is a Southern favorite.


Very productive in hot, humid areas of the southeast. Pick when pods are small to medium size to avoid development of "strings." A favorite across the South, Rattlesnake is a full-flavored bean with a sweet, rich taste. Green pods are streaked with purple (changes to green when cooked). Very tender and freezes without becoming "rubbery" like most bean varieties. Also good for canning and fresh use. 70 DAYS. Seed Counts: A 2-oz. packet of snap bean seeds (bush and pole) contains about 150 seeds and sows a 25-ft. row. A 2-oz. packet of lima bean seeds (bush and pole) contains about 50 seeds and sows a 15-ft. row.
  • Zone 3-9 annual
  • Height 6-8 ft.
  • Germination 6-10 days
  • Shade Required full sun

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  • Botanical Name: phaseolus vulgaris 'Rattlesnake'; Family: Fabacear/Leguminosae (Bean Family)
  • Height: 6-8 ft.
  • Spacing: plant 1 inch deep, 4 inches apart in rows 30 inches apart
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Spread: vine
  • Sun/Shade: full sun
  • Yield: 150 pounds/100 foot row
  • Color: Carmine red With a faint yellow center
  • Foliage: Fans of green blades in spring & summer w/some dying back in colder climates in winter
  • Blooms: Mid to Late Spring
  • Fruit: Pods are green w/purple markings, seeds are buff w/dark brown markings
  • Days To Maturity: 73
  • Form: climbing, must be staked
  • Flower Form: Carmine red ruffled
  • Soil Requirements: rich, well-drained
  • Growth Rate: Vigorous grower which requires generous feeding if soil is not fertile. At least 5 hours of sunlight each day.
  • Seed Count: 2oz.pkt is about 150 seeds, 1/2lb. is about 600 seeds
  • Size: 7" slightly flattened pods
  • Comments: The prettiest pole beans you can grow! Heirloom variety has pods which are green w/ purple streaks resembling the markings of a rattlesnake and buff seeds are speckled & spattered with deep brown markings. Fast growing, productive, pods are string-less & tender when young and can be used as a snap bean. Mature fruit can be dried and used in soups, stews, and other recipes. Good flavor. Good variety for hot & humid areas.

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