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Bean 'Provider Bush'    

Phaseolus vulgaris

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Provider Bush is a popular variety of Bean, which belongs to the Phaseolus genus (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Provider Bush'). 'Provider Bush' is considered a heirloom cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Brink pink and   Bright pink. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Screamin' Green.

PROVIDER BUSH BEAN (Phaseolus vulgaris) is an heirloom with a well-deserved reputation as a very reliable producer of delicious 5.5" stringless round green beans. Germinates well in cool soils, early. Relatively disease free. Productive. Compact 18" plants. Bush habit, 48-54 days 1

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Provider Bush normally grows to a max height of 1.30 feet (40.0 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Provider Bush originates from.

Provider 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 Provider Bush have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Provider Bush

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Provider Bush is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 13 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.0 and 6.8 as Provider Bush is a weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Provider Bush from seed

Ensure a distance of 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.98 inches (2.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Provider Bush

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

Harvesting Provider Bush

5-8 inch pods

Bean Provider Bush Etymology

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

Misspellings of Bean 'Provider Bush'

Green Bean provider, Green Beans Provider, Green beans provider bush

Other Names for Bean 'Provider Bush'

Provider, contender, Provider Snap,