Blue Lake Bush
An old favorite, Bush Blue Lake offers an abundant harvest of plump, sweet, tender beans on bush-type plants that don't need trellising.

Blue Lake Bush

  • Light: Full sun
  • Pod size: 5 to 6 inches
  • Matures: 48 days
  • Plant spacing: 8 inches apart
  • Plant size: 2 feet tall

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!

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Blue Lake Bush is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hardy Plants 2017 was a tough year to garden in my part of Minnesota. Even after a crop destroying hail, my Blue Lake Bush beans survived and provided a bountiful harvest of delicious beans. This is the bean I've planted for the last 10 seasons and I will not hesitate to plant them again.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time grower I tried growing these beans for the first time. They required little maintenance. I had an aphid attack but was able to rid them with a garlic and onion solution. They have produce an abundance of beans that are juicy and flavorful raw.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best beans ever!! I plant and can Blue Lake bush beans every year. They produce well and taste delicious. I was a little worried this year (2017) after reading some reviews from people who had problems. Not me! They grew fast and were loaded with beans. About four or five had runners. Unlike what I had read online.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick to grow I got this for an ag. project that i only had 40 days to complete and I started getting beans just a mere 7 days before the due date!
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from didnt do so well :( i planted these in a large pot after purchasing as a seedling from a local home improvement store. they didnt do well at all! Perhaps the transplant or timing was off?? trying a different kind this year. It produced, but nothing like i was hoping for a family of 4. I think we picked 6 beans off it all season.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been growing blue lake bush beans for many years. It's the most consistent producer in my vegetable garden. The plants do well in almost any soil condition if proper amount of fertilizer is added. They like a ph level just below 7.0, which is a good match for my Louisiana soil. No adjustment necessary.
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not sure, 1st time trying these: More info needed. Things like how tall does the plants grow (so you know how to stake them). If straped for space, could you plant them in large containers? This is my first time growing them and I'm trying it in a 2' diameter container.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just took off 50-60 pods off my first time growing beans in containers on my deck. All were over 6-7 inches, nice and fat, and smelled like fresh grown not like a store bought bean. I am very Happy. I used large toy tubs that I got at Walmart. Make sure you drill a holes in it for drainage.
Date published: 2015-06-10
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