how long do bush beans produce for?

michelelcJuly 26, 2010

I've been picking my yellow wax and green bush beans for about 4 weeks now. They continue to produce a lot. How long can I expect them to produce for? Is it worth putting in seeds for a second round or is it too late? Thanks!

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wayne_5 zone 6a Central Indiana

Usually beans taper off before 4 weeks and the beans become more curved and knotty.

If you plant some more, tthe last week of July is about the cut off point.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 8:51PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

It will all depend on the variety of course and to a degree, on the weather too. But as a general guide, 3-4 weeks as Wayne said. Then they taper off fairly quickly. But yes you have time for a fall crop if you don't wait too long to plant them.


    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 9:04PM
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Thanks for the info, I asked just in time! I will re-plant this week. The varieties I have now are provider snap beans and brittle wax bean. Is it OK to re-plant in the same spot?

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 10:15PM
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