Approximately 2-4 seeds per gram. Phaseolus vulgaris Lot# BW23020 One of the oldest known wax beans. Golden Wax was first introduced sometime around 1871. There have been many variations over the years, but Golden Wax was also known as Topnotch or Rustproof Golden Wax. Golden Wax bean is a bush type plant that produces excellent yields of golden yellow wax beans. Good for northern climates as well as the south. Golden Wax bean plants are compact and they grow 40 cm (16") tall, with a spread of 25-30 cm (10-12”) wide, and produce delicious golden pods about 13-15 cm (5-6") long. Pods are string-less, straight, and possess a rich buttery flavor.
Direct sow from mid-May to the beginning of July. Try to plant during a warm, dry spell. Soil must be warm. If it is not warm enough, seeds will rot, Sow seeds 2-5 cm (1-2") deep, 5-8 cm (2-3") apart, in rows 45-60 cm (18-24") apart.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose and well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 5.5-6.8
Planting Depth: 2-5 cm (1-2") deep, 5-8 cm (2-3") apart.
Germination: 7-10 days.
Height at Maturity: Plants reach 40 cm (16") tall. Compact bush habit. Spread: 25-30 cm (10-12”) wide.
Days to Maturity: 50-60 days for yellow beans, 100+ days for dry beans.
Watering:Low water requirements at planting- moisten soil for germination, medium at flowering and then heavy through harvest.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Seed Spacing: 5-8 cm (2-3") apart, in rows 45-60 cm (18-24") apart.
Additional Information Avoid planting in soil that stays consistently damp or wet. Heirloom bean diseases thrive in wet conditions, and the roots may not get enough oxygen. We generally plant 3-4 rows at a time and space out rows at 20-25 cm (8-10”) apart. It is perfect because most people can reach across that width. You can grow 3-4 times the amount of heirloom beans in the same space, you reduce the amount of area for weeds, and you'll save on water. It is about 50-60 days for yellow beans, 100+ days for dry beans. Beans typically need warm soil of 18°C (65°F) or higher. Grows best in full sun with well watered soil. Regular harvesting of the young pods will ensure a greater yield.