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French Baby Bush Beans

Nickel Filet

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French Baby Bush Beans

Nickel Filet

These first-quality mini beans were originally developed for upscale European markets and sold for top prices to fine restaurants. Nickel beans are...
These first-quality mini beans were originally developed for upscale European markets and sold for top prices to fine restaurants. Nickel beans are produced in abundance on sturdy compact plants and mature at just 3 to 4 inches long and 1/4 inch in diameter. The tender pods need only brief cooking and little extra adornment. They will grace your plate and palate steamed and tossed with a little butter and fresh herbs or sautéed and sauced.
Seed Count: 90 - 95 / Weight: 17 gms
$ 2.99

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

In spring, once weather is warm and settled and night temperatures stay above 55°F (13°C), plant seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Poke seeds in 1 inch deep and 4 inches apart in rows 1½ to 2 feet apart. Make several sowings several weeks apart until the end of June to provide long continued harvests.

 

GROWING NOTES

Tender crispy garden beans are an easy reliable crop to grow, but don't plant seeds too early as cold conditions prevent good germination. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away; new seedlings will catch up quickly. Birds are often attracted to young bean seedlings, so watch carefully and protect with netting or floating row covers if necessary. Avoid cultivating plants or picking pods when plants are wet.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Pick these fine-flavored French gourmet beans more often than other bean varieties; at least every other day. They are full size when just 4 inches long and no thicker than a pencil. The more beans you pick, the more plants will produce. Steam or sauté them quickly, just until tender-crisp and serve simply to fully enjoy their tempting flavor.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

May - June
April - June
Full Sun
4 inches apart
1 inch deep
5 - 10 days
Approx. 54

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

May - June
April - June
Full Sun
4 inches apart
1 inch deep
5 - 10 days
Approx. 54

Cold Winters

May - June

Mild Winters

April - June

Sun/Shade

Full Sun

Sow Seeds

4 inches apart
1 inch deep

Days to Germinate

5 - 10 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 54

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