The earliest snap bean we've found so far. It is ready to harvest a few days before the others varieties. The pods are green, round and 13–15 cm long, with a taste that is among the best there is. The plant is quite compact and steady. Speedy isn't the most high yielding bean; we mainly grow it for it's quickness and fine quality. The seeds are white. One portion contains about 50 seeds.
The Bean Family - Fabaceae
Days to maturity:
Sow in warm soil
Do not sow beans too early. The soil must be warmed up to at least 12o C, preferably 16o C for un-disinfected seeds, for the seeds to germinate and not rot. Sow the beans 3-5 cm deep.
Keep 10-15 cm between the plants and 30-50 cm between the rows. The rows can be closer together in beds, but be careful. Beans should grow in an airy manner. If the climate is damp it is better to choose a wider distance between the plants and the rows. The Bean spot disease, a common fungal disease, can easily hit the plants, especially if they grow to close together.
Pick off the pods often! Do not wait until they are too big, for then they grow more or less fibrous and get tough. The bean plant produces more pods as long as the old ones are picked. The beans can be frozen after parboiling or dried. Preservation and fermentation are old reliable methods for keeping fresh beans.
2-4 seeds/g. 1 portion contains about 50 seeds and sows 5-7 meters. 400-600 g is needed for 100 meters and 7-13 kg for 1 000 m2.
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