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66 days. Usher in the pole bean season with this amazingly productive Romano. Large, flattened, sunny yellow pods are set off nicely by the vigorous, dark green plants, making it easy to see the handfuls of beans. The pods are tasty and stringless even when they’re mature at almost 10 inches long and 1 inch wide. White seeds; 65 per ounce.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Not as good as last year??

I grew these last year. I bought them from a nursery locally. They were great! Probably the best tasting pole being I've ever had! And just gorgeous on the vine!

This year, the nursery didn't have them so I ordered them from this website. It's been 3 months and they just are not doing very well.
They are not producing any flowers. They're growing very slowly, and about half of them just don't seem to thrive. This isn't my first rodeo, so I'm not sure what's really going on here. I've never seen a pole bean take so long to produce.

I've noticed some other gardeners in my area are having issues and they have said they suspect that last year's really troublesome weather we had messed with this year's seed quality. Hopefully some of these will thrive at some point because I really love these pole beans.

So sorry to hear that! Please reach out so we can help troubleshoot. Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or

Excellent flavor - poor germination

This bean is sweet yet still has the yummy meaty flavor of a Roma pole bean. The bean itself is 5 stars. However, I am very disappointed in the germination. I planted most of a packet and only a few came up. The rest I decided to trial by planting indoors under controlled conditions. So far only 2 of 6 have come up. I ordered more seed because the beans are so dang good but am hoping for better germination this time around.

An Excellent Pole Bean

I grew a large number of pole beans on trial this year and the yellow beans won hands down. This one was very early, and today I was able to pick yet another batch of fresh beans. Only the very earliest beans were able to produce this last crop, and I was quite surprised to see them this late. In case anyone is interested, the other yellow beans I enjoyed were 'Marvel of Venice, 'Monte Gusto:, and 'Sunshine wax'. The best green one was 'Northeaster'.

All were good beans, but this one was tops for me.

My favorite!

Prolific, tender, uncomplaining, pest-free. Very pleased with their performance all the way until the end of the season!
I ate them raw much of the time, as a snack. Gave them away - used in stir-fry, scrambles, etc...They were grown on a 7' metal trip-pod, full sun in my front yard. Also on the trip-pod were Red Noodle and Sunshine. The Sunshine were very prolific although they seemed to get tough if I couldn't pick them young, as the season progressed towards Fall. The Red Noodle, unfortunately were plagued by ants/aphids from the get-go so did not perform to their potential.

Soil Temp for Germ 60–85°F
Seed Depth 1"
Seed Spacing 2–4"
Days to Emergence 8–16
Thin Plants to 4"
Row Spacing 18–36"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Ounce Listed per variety
Seed Life 2–3 years

Rich and flavorful beans are fiber-packed veggies that promote digestive health and are excellent sources of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals in the body. They are also nitrogen-fixing legumes; beans gather nitrogen from the air and load it into the soil to feed future crops.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Optimum soil pH is 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed plants 12-15 row feet, 1/2 pound for 100 row feet
• Grow Pole, Runner, and Yard Long beans on trellises

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Mexican bean beetles, bean weevils, cucumber beetles, spider mites
• Insect control: Pyrethrin
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at the end of the year, 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Ready for harvest about 2 weeks after bloom
• Pick when pods are nearly full size and seeds are still small
• Harvest every 3-5 days to increase yields
• Store at 40-45°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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