- Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
- Bean - Golden Wax
Bean - Golden Wax
3.9 9.3 CA$3.90 - CA$9.30
Approximately 2-4 seeds per gram.
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.
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.