Wax Bean – Pencil Pod Black Wax

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50 Seeds per pack

(a.k.a. Butterbean Wax and Eastern Black Wax) (Phaseolus vulgaris) 50-65 days.     Snap Bean      Introduced in 1900, this favorite with gardeners for generations was developed from a cross between the Improved Black Wax Bean and the Black Eyed Wax Bean. The Pencil Pod Black Wax Bush Bean has a bush habit, with dwarf bushes reaching 14-16″. Beans are a lovely yellow, slightly curved, stringless, crisp and easy to snap, growing to approximately 5½-7″ in length, with black bean seeds. Pencil Pod Black Wax is an all-purpose old-time favorite with delicious flavor! Ideal for bean salads, cooking, canning, freezing and table use. Pencil Pod Black Wax germinates well in cold soils and is also very resistant to heat. Resistant to rust and mosaic.

Planting Instructions for Pencil Pod Black Wax Bean Seeds

Sow Pencil Pod Black Wax beans 1-2″ deep, 2-6″ apart, in rows 18-36″ apart, in full sun after danger of frost. Soaking 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.

2 reviews for Wax Bean – Pencil Pod Black Wax

  1. Marianne (verified owner)


  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excited to start these next year!

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