Approximately 3-4 seeds per gram. Phaseolus vulgaris Lot# BB23017 Gold Rush produces early yellow wax beans that are 12-15 cm (5-6”) long.They are slender straight yellow pods that hang in clusters on strong compact dark green bushy plants. Average plant height 42-54 cm (18-21") with a spread that is 38-51 cm (15-18”) wide. A popular main crop bean for a good reason. They are easy to grow, easy to harvest, and easy to see among the green foliage. Very good flavour and texture. Good storage, and fine freezing potential. These beans are tender and stringless. Displays a good resistance to bean mosaic virus.
Direct sow from end of May to June 15th preferably, but can also be sown into 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. Beans require a minimum soil temperature of 16°C (60°F) and a maximum of 24°C (75°F). Seeds will not germinate properly if planted too deeply or too early in cold wet ground. Sow seeds 2.5 cm (1") deep, 5-8 cm (2-3") apart, in rows 45-60 cm (18-24") apart. Never sow white seeded beans too early. White bean seeds transmit water too fast, cracking the cotyledons which reduces seed vigor and germination whereas darker coloured bean seeds can regulate water uptake in cool, wet soils, preventing the cracking of the cotyledons.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose and well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 5.5-6.8.
Planting Depth: 2-5 cm (1") deep, 5-8 cm (2-3") apart.
Germination: 4-7 days.
Height at Maturity: Plants reach 30-50 cm (12-20”) tall Compact bush habit. Spread 38-51 cm (15-18”) wide.
Days to Maturity: 54-58 days for yellow 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. 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.