Blue Lake Bush Bean
Heirloom. This stringless snap bean matures early and offers superior flavor, color, texture and ease of picking. A bush variety, it does not need staking. The beans are long and straight. Excellent steamed or used in salads. Originally developed as a canning bean, but it soon grew to be a fresh favorite, too. Its predecessor, Blue Lake pole bean, is also an heirloom and has been around since the early 1900s. Blue Lake Bush was developed from Blue Lake pole bean in 1961. Very productive. Resists bean mosaic virus. Produces most of its harvest within a few weeks, leaving time for a second crop or a vacation!
- Light Full sun
- Pod size 5 to 6 inches
- Matures 48 days
- Plant spacing 8 inches apart
- Plant size 2 feet tall
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- Calories: 44
- Carbohydrates: 10g
- Dietary fiber: 4g
- Protein: 2g
- Vitamin A: 17% DV
- Vitamin C: 20%
- Vitamin K: 25%
- Folate: 10%
- Manganese: 18%
Green beans are a good source of carbohydrates, weighing in at around 10 grams in a cup of simply cooked beans. These carbs come in a healthy package that includes high percentages of your daily value of vitamins A, C, and K, folate, and manganese. These nutrients and the numerous others found in green beans offer cardiovascular protection, promote colon health, and have very strong anti-inflammatory effects. Warning: green beans are among a small number of foods containing oxalates, which may interfere with absorption of calcium, a concern to people with kidney or gallbladder problems or those needing to build their calcium stores.
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