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HELDA

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60 days. The perfect Romano bean for fresh-from-the-garden harvesting over the long season. This flavorful pole bean yields big, flat-sided pods that average 9 inches in length and remain stringless. A great bean for quick and nutritious summer meals. Grows 6–8 feet tall. White seeds; 60 per ounce. BMV.
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Customer Reviews

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Layna P.
Always in my garden

Plant these every year we love them. I will always plant this variety

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Bob B.
Incredible bean

Heavy producer. With 75ft row planted along a six foot wire fence, I harvest 3 gallons every other day from mid June until mid August (South Carolina midlands). Always stringless and the best tasting frozen bean I have found.

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Zina H.
Coastal beans

I live on the SW Washington coast and it has been a very cool summer for us. This is the first time I have grown a Romano type bean but I LOVE these! Very tender even when over grown. The plants have done very well in our 60-70 degree weather. I did not grow any other beans this year as my bush beans did poorly last year.

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Jeffrey M.
Reliable and Prolific

Helda is, by far, the most reliable producer of large, stringless and tasty Romano beans. Most pods can reach 10 inches long and still remain tender and flavorful. One packet of seeds will produce 5 pounds per day in August in my Woodinville Washington garden.

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.

Culture
• 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

KEY TO BEAN DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
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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