Bush Bean: Cherokee wax

Phaseolus vulgaris
40 seeds/pkt
  • Dwarf (Bush)
  • String-less Butter Bean
  • Fast growing

$3.25 inc GST

$3.25 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Cherokee Wax yellow bean seeds grow a robust bush bean that will produce high yields of yellow wax beans in about 55 days! Dependable even in adverse weather, and resistant to common bean mosaic. The tasty oval pods are filled with black seeds and grow up to 15cm long. Planting yellow wax beans provides gardeners with a slightly different take on a popular garden vegetable. Similar to traditional green beans in texture, yellow wax bean varieties have a mellower flavor – and they’re yellow. Any green bean recipe can be made using the yellow wax bean, and growing beans is also one of the easiest vegetables for novice gardeners to tackle. Good drainage and warm soil are key elements for germinating seeds. Soggy, cold soil is the primary reason for slow or poor germination rates. Drainage can be improved temporarily by planting in raised rows. Black plastic can be used to raise the soil temperature sooner in the spring season. Harvest wax beans when they have turned a pleasant shade of yellow. The stem and tip of the bean may still be green at this stage. The bean will snap crisply in half when bent and the length of the bean will feel smooth with no bumps from developing seeds. Depending upon the variety, yellow wax beans require approximately 50 to 60 days for maturity. Like their green bean counterpart, fresh yellow wax beans can be sautéed, steamed or added to entrees. Freezing, canning and dehydrating techniques can be used to preserve abundant harvests and provide beans for consumption beyond the growing season.


Planting Guide

Method: Direct
Planting Depth: 20mm
Germination: 7 to 14 days at 18 to 26C
Life Cycle: Frost tender annual
Plant Height: Climbing
Row Spacing: 50cm
Plant Spacing: 10cm
Position: Full sun
Days to maturity/flowering: 50 to 65 days
Other: Pick regularly to prolong flowering