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Provider Bean

Provider Bean

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50 days — 'Provider' is high yielding with plants that have a strong, upright growth habit and pods that are five to six inches long, round in cross section, smooth, and medium-green in color. The seeds are purple. Resistant to bean common mosaic virus (BCMV), Pod Mottle Virus, and some races of rust.

'Provider' was bred and released by the USDA Vegetable Breeding Laboratory at Charleston, South Carolina in 1966. It has a complex parentage that includes 'Valentine', 'Logan', 'Ashley Wax', 'Asgrow St. Greenpod' and 'Commodore'. Each ounce 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. Informational References:
  1. "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America – Bean, Green (M-Z), Lists 1-27 Combined," Edited by James Nienhuis and Michell E. Sass.