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55 days. One of the most attractive and earliest yellow pole beans we’ve grown, these golden yellow pods sport a contrasting purplish vein and reach 8 inches long. Very productive plants grow to 6 feet tall with an abundance of creamy white blooms and lots of sweet, delicately floral, crunchy beans. Brown seeds; 70 per ounce. HR: BMV
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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews

I didn't want to bring down the rating of a variety just because of our personal taste, so I'll give it a 5. We didn't care for the texture of these beans, they were late to produce, tasted too soft and mealy, just overall unappetizing. These notes are mainly for our own use, as a way to permanently keep a copy of what we liked and didn't like. But as with all seeds, your mileage may vary!

Keeps on giving

Planted them in Honduras, no cold weather to stop them and it keeps on going an going.

Judith C.
No more bush beans ever!!

Monte Gusto is the reason I will never plant bush beans again. The slim, tender bean's sweet, buttery flavor surpasses bush bean taste.
The vines are very vigorous, easily 8-10' and are best on a tall trellis or tunnel.
At the peak of season in my Northern Illinois garden they produce heavily and needed daily harvesting.


These Monte Cristo outdid my Kentucky Wonder by a mile here in central Alaska and this was a bad summer for gardening. I found them to be an early and abundant producer. Gorgeous yellow bean, crisp and tasty. They were the talk pf my friends growing to 10"�+. Will definitely plant again.

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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