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Bean 'Rattlesnake'

Phaseolus vulgaris

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Rattlesnake is a variety of Bean which is a member of the Phaseolus family. Its botanical name is Phaseolus vulgaris 'Rattlesnake'.

Pole variety, produces green pods with purple streaks. Good variety for hot, humid areas.

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Rattlesnake normally grows with a climbing habit with a max height of 1.30 feet (that's 40.0 cm metric).

Rattlesnake Bean is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Rattlesnake have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Rattlesnake

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Pole variety, provide support.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Rattlesnake is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Rattlesnake are Zone 5 and Zone 13. Rattlesnake needs a soil ph of 6.0 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Rattlesnake from seed

Aim to sow 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 3.9 inches (10.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 16°C / 61°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Rattlesnake about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Rattlesnake

Bean Rattlesnake Etymology

The species name vulgaris is from the Latin vulgus (“the multitude, the masses”) +‎ -āris, and means “common”, “usual”, or “commonly known” 1.

Other Names for Bean 'Rattlesnake'

Rattlesnake Pole

Latest Bean 'Rattlesnake' Reviews

  • These are really tasty beans, and I enjoy the look of them. I’ve figured out I’m not all that crazy about pole beans, but if I plant any again, this variety is a good one for me.

    4 stars

    naturedance about growing Bean 'Rattlesnake Pole Bean' for squash patch
  • These grew nicely and were very tasty. I like the look of them and they produced fairly well, although this location wasn’t ideal (too much shade).

    4 stars

    naturedance about growing Bean 'Rattlesnake Pole Bean'

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