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Bean 'Bush'    

Phaseolus vulgaris

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  • 32 stashed

Bush is a popular variety of Bean, which belongs to the Phaseolus genus (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Bush'). Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Anti-flash white. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Kelly green. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

Bush beans will do well in any garden as they are not too fuzzy about soil.2

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Bush normally grows to a max height of 1.30 feet (40.0 cm metric).

Bush Bean is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally 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 Bush have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Bush

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Sow directly into the ground after all danger of frost is past. Grow them along with most vegetables, except the onion family, basil, fennel and kohlrabi. If late shelling or dry type beans make sure there is plenty of air circulation around plants in order to prevent fungal diseases.2

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Bush is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Bush are Zone 5 and Zone 13. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.0 and 6.8 as Bush is a weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Bush from seed

Soak for a few hours before planting.

Look to ensure a distance 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.99 inches (2.54 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Bush

Plant them every two weeks and pick frequently, for fresh bush beans all summer. Reseed until mid-summer.2

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 18°C / 64°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Bush is a tender plant.

Harvesting Bush

To ensure best flavor pick early, while still tender and no inner bean is well developed. For dry and shell beans harvest when the bush bean pods are completely dry and brittle. Cut or pull pods from bush bean plants and shell the beans. Store beans in an airtight container in a cool and dry place.2

Bean Bush 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 'Bush'

green beans