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Tendergreen Bush Green Bean

Tendergreen Bush Green Bean

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50 days — 'Tendergreen' is an old multipurpose variety that was introduced by Peter Henderson & Co. in 1922. The plants are strong and erect and reach about twenty inches in height. The pods are round, meaty, stringless and excellent for fresh use and canning.

Some current seed sellers are incorrectly attributing this variety to bean breeder and Seedsman Hall of Famer, Calvin N. Keeney. Although it can be said that the early work of Mr. Keeney can be found in the pedigrees of many modern stringless beans, the historical record does not support that he was actively part of Tendergreen's introduction.

Actually, in the 1931 bean variety description bible, "Beans of New York," U. P. Hedrick noted about 'Tendergreen', "The parentage is unknown as indicated in a letter from the concern (Peter Henderson) written in 1929." Each packet contains one ounce, which is approximately 70 seeds.

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Planting Instructions: Beans prefer well-drained, rich soil in a sunny location. Make sure that you keep them well watered in the summer heat. Don’t bother trying to get an early start with beans – you’ll waste a lot of seed! Beans are tender and you should not plant them until all danger of frost has passed and the soil remains above 65ºF.

Sow seeds 1½ inches deep, every two to three inches. Bush-type beans do not require support.

Pick the pods while young as they are more tender and succulent and less likely to be stringy.
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