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Golden Butterwax Bush Snap Bean

Golden Butterwax Bush Snap Bean

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Golden Butterwax

50 to 60 days — The vigorous plants of 'Golden Butterwax' are sturdy and upright producing high yields, over a longer period of time, than most bush-type varieties. The pods are straight, golden-yellow in color, and reach about six inches in length. Seed development in the pod is slow which accounts for the longer fresh harvesting stage. Reportedly resistant to several types of rust and Common Bean Mosaic Virus, it is an excellent choice for home gardens, market growers and canners.

Although many seed merchants are selling this bean with its name misspelled as "Golden Butter Wax," it is not to be confused with the now presumed extinct variety, 'Isbell's Golden Butter Wax', which was introduced back in 1905. 'Golden Butterwax was actually bred and introduced by Agway, Inc. in 1978. Each packet contains one ounce, which is approximately 120 seeds.

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Planting Instructions:
Beans prefer well-drained, rich soil in a sunny location. Make sure you keep them well watered in the summer heat.

Beans are a tender vegetable and you should not plant them until all danger of frost has passed and the soil remains above 65ºF. Sow seeds 1-1½ inches deep, every two to three inches. Bush-type beans do not require support.

For seed saving, allow pods to remain on the plant until they are brittle and open easily. However, if you live in an area with a short growing season, harvest as close to dry as possible and finish drying indoors. Rain and freezing temps will damage beans.