- Open Pollinated. 75 days. Heirloom. 5’-6’
- A gardener’s favorite since it’s 1923 introduction. This year we offer Nichols exclusive reselection of Oregon Blue Lake Pole Bean.
- Sadly, as canneries and packers switched from Blue Lake Pole to bush beans and mechanized harvesting, seed crops of this variety weren’t as carefully monitored for consistent quality. Come midsummer, Blue Lake Pole beans would become tough, flat and stringy due to heat. This wasn’t acceptable, we needed classic Blue Lake quality, straight, round, stringless, green, tender, and full flavored with a subtle sweetness.
- Seeds from plants with consistent quality throughout the summer were carefully selected. These aren’t new and improved they are what people have loved for generations.
- Enjoy Blue Lake Pole Bean fresh, frozen, canned and pickled. Once you grow and eat this productive reselection you will settle for nothing less.
Planting Directions: Direct sow in spring after frost danger has passed and soil temperature is a minimum of 60˚, 70˚ is optimum. Plant 1”to 2” deep, 4-6” apart. Cultivate soil incorporating compost or a low nitrogen general purpose fertilizer. Keep soil moist until seed germinates, after that water moderately and regularly until harvest. Provide trellis for pole beans; bush beans do not need a trellis. After each picking water deep to prolong production. We recommend using a legume inoculant when planting.