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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Green beans, bush

Green beans, pole | Green beans, half-runner types
  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 10 to 15 feet
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 20 to 30 feet
  • 1 pound of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 24 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 3 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 1 inch deep
  • 50 to 60 days from planting to eating stage
  • 660 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 14 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • Snap beans questions and answers
  • Recommended varieties
    • Contender
      Mosaic resistant, heat tolerant, high yield
    • Derby
      Mosaic resistant, early high yield
    • Hialeah
      Mosaic resistant, high yield
    • Provider
      Mosaic resistant, white seeded
    • Royal Burgundy
      Pods turn green when cooked
    • Strike
      Mosaic resistant
    • Tendercrop
      Mosaic resistant, dark green, tender pods
    • Topcrop
      Mosaic resistant, stringless, high yield

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      April 5 to May 10
      Aug. 1 to 20
    • Central Missouri
      April 15 to May 20
      July 25 to Aug. 10
    • North Missouri
      April 25 to May 30
      July 25 to Aug. 5

Green beans, pole

  • 3 to 5 hills
  • 3 to 5 hills
  • 0.5 pound
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 30 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 36 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 1 inch deep
  • 60 to 70 days from planting to eating stage
  • 660 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 14 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • Snap beans questions and answers
  • Recommended varieties
    • Blue Lake
      Good eating quality
    • Kentucky Wonder
      Standard pole bean with distinctive flavor

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      April 20 to May 15
    • Central Missouri
      May 1 to 20
    • North Missouri
      May 10 to 20

Green beans, half-runner types

  • Recommended varieties
    • Mountaineer
      Good yield. Pods light green
    • State
      Pods slightly curved. Some drought tolerance
    • Striped
      Vigorous, can be interplanted with corn

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      April 15 to May 10
      Aug. 1 to 20
    • Central Missouri
      April 15 to May 20
      July 25 to Aug. 10
    • North Missouri
      April 25 to May 30
      July 25 to Aug. 5

G6201, revised April 2000

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