‘Blue Lake 274′ produces a very large crop of round, 6″ pods all at once on 16″–18″ tall, bushy plants that are disease resistant; beans are stringless when picked young. Excellent flavor, one of the best for freezing, and a good container variety. Botanical Interests’® Blue Lake 274 Bush Bean Seeds are USDA Organic and have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 16 feet.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70°–85°F.
For Successive Sowings: Sow every 7-14 days up to 80 days before your average first fall frost date. In very hot summer areas, skip sowing if temperatures consistently above 90°F, as this will prevent beans from forming.
Indoors: Not recommended.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.