Wax Bean – Cherokee Wax

(6 customer reviews)


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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.

6 reviews for Wax Bean – Cherokee Wax

  1. Tracy (verified owner)

    These are the best yellow wax beans that I’ve eaten. These beans grew very thick and had alot of blooms.

  2. Clifford (verified owner)

  3. marsha c. (verified owner)

    Fast service, beans are growing beautiful

  4. Pamela Spoor (verified owner)

  5. Barbara McClure (verified owner)

    Sprouted in a few days. Looking good

  6. Mary Ann Mack (verified owner)

    Love these! We are buying them again. They were prolific producers and lasted longer than any other bean plant—still producing in October. Long 7-8” beans with good flavor. They are lighter in color than Gold Rush or Pencil Pod. They actually climbed onto our pepper plant supports and got almost 3’ tall. I would give them support again next season.

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