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Pencil Pod Black Wax Garden Bean

Pencil Pod Black Wax Garden Bean

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Pencil Pod Black Wax

50 days — Also known as 'Eastern Black Wax', this old-time favorite is highly productive over a long period of time. The plants grow fourteen to twenty one inches tall and are bushy, vigorous, and both rust and mosaic virus resistant. The pods are curved, about five to seven inches long, round-oval in cross section, and golden-yellow in color. Excellent heavy yielding, home garden, all-purpose type, that is great fresh, canned, or frozen. As the name hints, the seeds are black.

Originally developed from a cross between 'Improved Black Wax' and 'Black Eyed Wax', 'Pencil Pod Black Wax' was introduced in 1900. Each packet contains one ounce, which is approximately 80 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.