Fast growth, early maturity, and a long, productive season are the hallmarks of this remarkable pole bean. Seychelles Organic is an AAS winner for outstanding productivity and flavour. Its vines climb straight up, 2.1-2.7m (7-9') tall, clinging to whatever trellis is provided. The plump, stringless beans are perfect at 13-15cm (5-6") long, and as long as they are kept picked, the plants just keep producing more. With adequate support, this pole bean can even be grown in patio containers. Seychelles Organic pole bean seeds come from Dutch breeding and boast good resistance to Bean Common Mosaic Virus.
Season & Zone Season: Warm Season Exposure: Full-sun Zone: All zones
Direct sow from mid-May to the beginning of July. Try to plant during a warm, dry spell. Soil must be warm – if it is not warm enough, seeds will rot, especially our untreated seeds. Optimal soil temperature: 21-32°C (70-90°F).
Seeds can be started indoors, or sowed directly. Set seeds 7-10cm (3-4″) apart and 3.5cm (1½”) deep at the base of a support. Plants will climb by twining around almost anything. Try rough poles, lumber, re-bar, or build a strong trellis 2-2.5m (6-8′) tall. Seeds will sprout in 8-16 days, depending on soil conditions.
Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5. Well drained, warm soil in full sun is best. Use 1 cup of complete organic fertilizer for every wm (10′) of row. Too much nitrogen fertilizer is often the cause of poor pod set and delayed maturity. If beans flower but do not set pods, the cause can be zinc deficiency. Try spraying the plants with kelp based fertilizer. Wet leaves on crowded plants are subject to diseases. Thin plants to increase air circulation and avoid touching the leaves while they are wet.
Because pole beans are always climbing, there are always beans at different stages of maturity. It is important to keep picking regularly so the plant does not fully mature seeds and stop producing new pods. If pods get fat with seed, the plant will stop flowering. The smaller the bean, the more tender they are.
In optimal conditions a tleast 75% of seeds should germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years. Per 100′ row: 400 seeds. Per acre: 43.5M seeds.