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Bean 'Tendergreen Improved'     

Phaseolus vulgaris

  • 40 plantings
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Tendergreen Improved is part of the Phaseolus genus and is a Bean variety. Its scientific name is Phaseolus vulgaris 'Tendergreen Improved'. 'Tendergreen Improved' is considered a hybrid heirloom cultivar. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Lavender blush and   Bright lavender. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 2. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Napier green. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Islamic green colour.

“Tendergreen Bush Beans are heavy yielding, heat tolerant, disease resistant and can grow in just about all parts of the country as they have a fairly short growing season. These bean seeds have a great taste, tender texture and stringless pod. Tendergreen bush beans are delicious fresh, frozen or canned.” 1

Somewhat drought tolerant.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Tendergreen Improved normally grows with a shrub-like habit with a max height of 1.65 feet (that's 50.8 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Tendergreen Improved originates from.

Typically, Tendergreen Improved Bean is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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

How to grow Tendergreen Improved

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Thin seedlings when they are 3 inches in height, with the final spacing of the plants 6 inches apart. Mature beans are 6 inches long. Pick beans when they are most tender.

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Tendergreen Improved 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Tendergreen Improved requires a soil ph of 6.0 - 6.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Tendergreen Improved from seed

Sow in sunny location in average soil after danger of last spring frost, when the soil is thoroughly warm.

Look to ensure a distance 2.97 inches (7.62 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.5 inches (1.27 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 Tendergreen Improved about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Tendergreen Improved

Avoid planting near onions.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Tendergreen Improved is a tender plant.

Harvesting Tendergreen Improved

6" long. Keep plants picked to continue production.

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.

Bean Tendergreen Improved Etymology

The species name vulgaris is from the Latin vulgus (“the multitude, the masses”) +‎ -āris, and means “common”, “usual”, or “commonly known” 2.

Other Names for Bean 'Tendergreen Improved'

French Filet Bean, Tendergreen Long