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Pole Bean Rattlesnake in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Phaseolus vulgaris 'Rattlesnake'

 

Pole Bean 'Rattlesnake'

There are two main types of French bean, climbing and dwarf. Climbing, as the name suggests, require support. The dwarf variety grow up to 0.7m. They tend to get some damage where they touch the ground, however some new varieties have been bred that produce pods on long upright stalks and are held clear of the soil and foliage. Difficult to germinate outside before the end of Spring. Get an early crop by starting them off in greenhouse.'Rattlesnake' is a climbing bean that gets its name from the colouring of the pods when they ripen and dry. When ready for harvest the pods are green splashed with purple, but they dry to a sand colour with brown splashes.

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plant Features
  • Pole Bean Rattlesnake likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Pole Bean Rattlesnake likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Pole Bean Rattlesnake is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Pole Bean Rattlesnake likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Pole Bean 'Rattlesnake'

Latin name

Phaseolus vulgaris 'Rattlesnake'

type

Vegetable

family

Fabaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pole Bean Rattlesnake likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Pole Bean Rattlesnake is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Pole Bean Rattlesnake likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Pole Bean Rattlesnake likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pole Bean Rattlesnake is 0.40meters x 1.50meters 0.40 M 1.50 M

Phaseolus vulgaris 'Rattlesnake'

There are two main types of French bean, climbing and dwarf. Climbing, as the name suggests, require support. The dwarf variety grow up to 0.7m. They tend to get some damage where they touch the ground, however some new varieties have been bred that produce pods on long upright stalks and are held clear of the soil and foliage. Difficult to germinate outside before the end of Spring. Get an early crop by starting them off in greenhouse.'Rattlesnake' is a climbing bean that gets its name from the colouring of the pods when they ripen and dry. When ready for harvest the pods are green splashed with purple, but they dry to a sand colour with brown splashes.


Propagating by seed

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Sow French beans in divided trays in the greenhouse in mid Spring, in moist compost. Do not plant in open ground until after the danger of frost has passed.

 

Planting outdoors

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Plant out container grown plants in double rows 14in apart and 8in between plants after about 3 weeks, when plants are strong and have at least two true leaves

 
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