The short growing season, delicious, and distinctive flavor of this Italian (Romano) pole bean make it a favorite among bean aficionados. The 8-10" stringless, flat and tender pods keep their flavor longer than most other green bean varieties. They can be grown almost anywhere because of their short growing season. Formerly called Early Riser. Recommended for home gardens, open field and greenhouse growing.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 11-13 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 43-55 days
- Planting season: Late spring/early summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/summer after last frost in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train to climb a vertical support. Harvest pods at 8-10" long and when beans just start to bulge in the pods.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Toss into Italian pasta dishes, stir-fries or soups. Delicious fresh, steamed, sautéed or fried tempura style.