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55-65 days. One of the earliest, tastiest and most productive pole beans we've grown. Seychelles starts out early and strong. It yields heavy crops of slender, tender beans which begin to set as soon as some of the fastest bush-type beans. Best enjoyed at about 4 inches long, these light green beans are crunchy and delicious even at 5-6 inches. Continuing to produce through a long harvest season, these powerful, healthy plants reach 7-9 feet tall. Light green seeds; 110 per ounce. BMV.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Bethany- C.Z.5.
Decent bean

This is a tasty green bean - average size, not stringy, good texture. Only thing I didn't like is the production. With how many seeds I put in the ground, I should have definitely been canning beans this year. No such luck.

I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt since the garden at this house is fairly new. I'll amend the soil and give them another shot next year.

Ron S.
Not what I hoped they'd be.

This is the 1st time I've grown this bean and I'm NOT impressed. I look at 2 things when deciding what vegetables I plant, 1st is taste, 2nd is yield as I do canning. This bean has good taste but, for me anyway, it has not had a good yield. I personally like 'Malibu' bean, good taste and good yield, but my favorite bean used to be available from Territorial but is sadly no longer available. That bean is 'Monte Cristo'. The bean has good flavor and a high yield. Plus the been is 10" long and stays pencil thin. I pick into a dish pan 15 qt in size, with 'Seychelles', I cover the bottom 2" deep each picking, with 'Monte Cristo', I'd fill my dish pan full and another half full, and that's a bed that is 30' long.

New Favorite!

These beans are delicious, tender, and prolific! Beautiful straight beans, easy to pick. Our garden is in Zone 8B. We canned several pints and enjoyed the extras as they just keep going and growing. These will definitely be in the garden next year and the next year and......


By far these are my favorite beans I've ever grown. Beans are tender, slightly sweet and very delicious. Plants are exceptionally high producing! We have 1 8 foot row spaced every 3-4 inches and are picking 1/2 to 1 pound of beans every other day. These will be our variety of choice yearly. We have our beans growing on a 16 foot cattle panel archway and they are easily 10+ feet and still growing.

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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