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Bean 'Cherokee Wax'    

Phaseolus vulgaris

  • 27 plantings
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  • 36 stashed

Cherokee Wax is a variety of Bean which is a member of the Phaseolus family. Its botanical name is Phaseolus vulgaris 'Cherokee Wax'. 'Cherokee Wax' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Medium lavender magenta. The mature flowers take a Single form. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Hansa yellow. Leaves usually appear in   Forest green (web) colour. Cherokee Wax grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Cherokee Wax normally grows with a shrub-like habit with a max height of 1.98 feet (that's 61.0 cm metric). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

Cherokee Wax 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 Cherokee Wax have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Cherokee Wax

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

May need light staking. Not compatible with alliums, fennel, basil or kohlrabi. Successive plantings are recommended.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Cherokee Wax is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 13 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Cherokee Wax needs a soil ph of 6.0 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Cherokee Wax from seed

Presoak black seeds. Coat with bean inoculant for increased yield.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.93 inches (7.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.98 inches (2.5 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 18°C / 64°F.

Transplanting Cherokee Wax

Direct sowing is recommended.

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

Harvesting Cherokee Wax

55 days. 5-6" long, thin straight stringless snap beans.

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in mid summer.

Bean Cherokee Wax 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 'Cherokee Wax'

Cherokee bush bean

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