50 Seeds per pack
(a.k.a. Surecrop Stringless Wax, Bountiful Wax, Valentine Wax, and Cherokee Yellow Pod) (Phaseolus vulgaris) 43-58 days. Snap Bean Cherokee Wax is believed to have been handed down from the Cherokee Indians, and introduced to the garden market in 1846. This Wax bean won the All-American Selections Award in 1848, and is still a great favorite today. Cherokee Wax Heirloom Bush Beans are light yellow in color, stringless and delicious. Very hardy, producing well even in adverse weather conditions. Hardy, erect, 16-18″ bush plants produce high yields of straight to slightly curved 5-7″ oval pods. Excellent fresh, canned, or frozen. Disease Resistance: BCMV, NY15, and rust.
Planting Instructions for Cherokee Wax Bean Seeds
Sow Cherokee Wax beans 1-2″ deep, 2-6″ apart, in rows 18-36″ apart, in full sun after danger of frost. Soaking Cherokee Wax bean seeds in water 1-2 hours before planting speeds germination. Germination occurs in 4-16 days in soil 60-85°F. Provide support for heirloom pole bean varieties. For heirloom snap beans, harvest when beans are 3-6″ long. For dry beans, leave pods on plants until pods are dry, brown, and crisp, and beans are hard and rattle in pod, if more drying is needed when danger of frost has arrived, pick pods or pull entire plant and hang upside down to dry further.