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Bean: White Half Runner Bush Bean (1oz, 140 seeds)
Heirloom White Half Runner Bush Bean Seeds | Grow White Half Runner Bush Beans

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4" light green, round pod, excellent flavor! Succulent white seeds. Brought over by the early German settlers to the Carolinas.

Average: 60 days

Detailed planting instructions:

Beans are generally direct seeded in the garden. The most important point about growing green beans is not to plant them too early. They will rot in cool, damp soil. To get an earlier start, you can put down black plastic to warm the soil.

When bush beans begin producing they often come in all at once. Staggered planting, every 2 weeks, will keep your bush beans going longer. Beans like a moderately rich soil with a slightly acidic pH of about 6.0 to 6.2.

They prefer a loose, moist soil. Plant after all danger of frost is past.

Plant bush beans in either rows or blocks, with 4-6 inches between each seed. Plant the seeds 1-2 inches deep and be sure to water the soil immediately and regularly, until it sprouts.


Harvesting beans is an ongoing process. You can start to harvest anytime, but gardeners usually wait until the beans begin to firm up and can be snapped. They are generally about as think as a pencil then. Don't wait too long, because beans can become overgrown and tough almost overnight. Harvest by gently pulling each bean from the vine or by snapping off the vine end, if you are going to be using the beans right away.


It is a suggested that you earmark a couple of plants at the beginning of the season for seed saving. Don't pick ANY pods from them to eat - just pick the crisp brown pods at the end of the season. Don't feed them, or water them unless it is very dry - as this can encourage leafy growth rather than pod development. There is no point in picking green pods as the seeds are not mature enough at this stage.

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White Half Runner Beans April 12, 2017
Reviewer: Joan from Whitmore Lake, MI  
Bought these seeds to surprise my mother-in-law, who loves these beans and has not had any since my father-in-law died 10 years ago.  This was the first time I had grown beans, but they did beautifully and tasted delicious.  It was a special treat for Mom!

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Half runner Beans July 20, 2016
Reviewer: Donald Parsons from Middle River, Md 21220  
I am just trying to get half runner beans. I am in Md and impossible to find them. I am from Ky org, and I miss them. Can anyone help? Thanks

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Half runners June 7, 2016
Reviewer: Martha Roscoe from Kingsport, TN United States  
I have planted the beans and they are growing. They look great!

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Very Pleased June 6, 2016
Reviewer: Ron from Louisville, KY United States  
Bought these seeds from my Patriot Supply because they are hard to find in stores and I prefer to use heirloom seeds.  The seeds germinated very quickly and produced the healthiest looking been plants I've every grown.

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Just What I Wanted May 8, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Lenoir, NC United States  
I have had a hard time finding these bean seeds.  So glad to received them.  Service and shipping was quick and easy.

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