Maxibel Haricot Vert Bush Bean - Certified Organic

Maxibel Haricot Vert Bush Bean - Certified Organic
Maxibel Haricot Vert Bush Bean - Certified Organic
SKU: 10011
(Phaseolus vulgaris)
Certified Organic
Unit size: 1 OZ
Matures in 65 days

The most popular French filet bean and unsurpassed as a gourmet market specialty. Known for its long, slender, medium green pods with a delicate tenderness. Heavy producer of 6-8” beans on good sized plants. Maxibel will keep you loaded with fresh beans for a good amount of time. Pick frequently for optimal tenderness and yields. Speckled brown seeds.
Price: $3.95
Product Details
Soil  and Nutrient Requirements
Beans only require average fertility and prefer pH in the 6.0 - 6.8 range. Choose well drained, warm soils and use inoculants to increase yields where natural Rhizobia populations are low.
Full sun to part shade
Seeding Depth
Plant Spacing
For bush beans, 2-3”
Row Spacing
For snap bush beans 18-36”, for bush dry beans 28-36”, for pole beans 6”; for pole beans use single or double rows, with 12” between, and 4’ center beds with trellis in the middle.
When to Sow
Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Direct seed after all danger of frost has passed. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-95°F. Beans are particularly sensitive to cool soils and are prone to rot if temperatures are below 55°F. White-seeded beans typically do not germinate as well as dark-seeded beans. Snap beans can be planted every 2-3 weeks for a continual harvest through mid-summer.
Other Considerations
  • When possible, wait for dry conditions before handling plants.
  • Pole beans require trellising for support. Plant in single or double rows, or a circle for a tripod trellis.
Frost Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Even moisture is important, especially during flowering and fruit set. Lack of moisture may cause deformed pods.
Heat Tolerant
Pod set is poor when temperatures exceed 90 degrees.
Seed Specs
75-150 (115 avg) sds/oz, 1200-2500 (1850 avg) sds/lb varies greatly between varieties.
Seeding Rate
Bush Beans - 800 sds/100’ (~ .5lb/100’), 130M sds/acre (~70 lbs/acre) using 8sds/ft, 36” row spacing. Pole Beans - 800 sds/100’(~ .5lb/100’), 96M sds/acre (~52 lbs/acre) using 4 sds/ft, double rows 12” apart on 4’ centers. M=1,000 seeds
Harvest early and often to increase yields. Remove oversized beans to maintain pod production. Dry beans are harvested once in the fall, when plants are drying down. Harvest by hand or machine, using either a combine or a stationary thresher. Avoid harvesting moldy pods whenever possible, and make sure beans are completely dry before threshing.
Dry further in cool, dry conditions prior to long-term storage. Beans are ready for storage when seed coat can not be dented by fingernail. Store beans in a cool dry place.
Pest Info
  • Aphids can be washed off plants with a hard stream of water. They have several natural predators that control populations including parasites (aphids appear grey or bloated), lady beetle larvae and lacewing
  •   Seedcorn maggot is attracted by heavy applications of manure or organic matter which encourage egg laying.
  •   Leafhoppers are small wedge shaped insects that suck the juice from leaves rather than eating holes through them. If leaves are yellowing and curling under, examine the underside for leafhoppers. They overwinter in the Louisiana area and arrive with storm fronts in other parts of the country.
Disease Info
  • Root rot, caused by several different soil-borne fungi, can be prevented by rotating with a cereal or pasture crop and by planting into soil temperatures above 60°F.  Root rot is less of a problem where soil is warm and well-drained. 
  • White mold, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, causes a pod and stem blight and is generally a disease of cool, damp conditions. Do not handle plants during wet conditions. Wider spacing can allow more aeration between plants and help control the spread of disease.  White mold survives in soil and plant debris; therefore infected plants should be removed from the field.  Dry beans and soybeans are not as susceptible to white mold as snap beans. Crop rotation is essential. 
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