Climbing Bean Blue Lake
The climbing bean Blue Lake dates back to 1885 from the Blue Lake area in California. It produces delicious straight and stringless (when young) bright green round beans. The grow to around 16cm long. This variety manages to stay tender for quite a long time. Best climbing poles or wire.
Sow: late October to December (cool climate) – wait for a warm week ahead. Add potash when sowing.
Spacing: 15cm, 1m for rows
The common bean is a highly variable species that has a long history of cultivation. All wild members of the species have a climbing habit, but many cultivars are classified either as bush beans or dwarf beans, or as pole beans or climbing beans, depending on their style of growth.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 24 to 26 C (around 7 days to germination)
- approx 4 seed per gram