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67 days. This magnificent 6 foot tall Romano pole bean produces a massive crop of huge, tender beans over a long season. The bright green pods are flat and about 7–8 inches long. It continues to be the finest Romano we've ever trialed. Musica remains very tender and delicious even when it reaches its largest size. White seeds; 55 per ounce.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Tender, stringless, flavorful, productive

Germination - excellent even in our cool PNW spring.
Productive - we're eating, giving away and freezing them.
I chose them because of 2 words in the description: tender and flavorful.
They are!


My Musica pole beans germinated well and have topped out at over 7' tall. The first flush of mature beans is yielding romanos that seem... dry. Big seeds, thin flanks. I planted Helda pole beans last year and they were superior in the tenderness of their flesh against all odds, including attacks by cucumber beetle against both their persons and their leaves.

This year I have very sparingly used pyrethrins, and have few beetles. My Capitano bush beans are producing tender beans on the same row with the same cultivation...

What have I done wrong? Or, I will not plant Musicas next year.

Ronald R.
Reliable and excellent all around.

We have grown 3-4 varieties of Romano pole beans for more years than I like to think about, in the Seattle area. Musica has been a mainstay, along with Golden Gate for color. Typically these beans produce massively over a long season- a first flush, followed by a period of lower production, then picking back up to a steady supply through late fall or a hard frost. We give a lot away, and much prefer Romano beans to the more typical green bean varieties.

Growing vertically on poles is great for our space, just don't make the poles so tall you can't reach the tops- these are vigorous growers. We have found that starting them early in our area gives no advantage, usually mid May has been about right.

Bibiana P.
Poor germination

I too had poor germination from this seed. I was very disappointed. Of course it didn't help that the slugs are the rest. I got 2 - yes TWO beans from the package.
I'm continuing my quest for a Romano bean that does well in the maritime NW.

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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