Maturity Date: Approximately 58-65 days from planting
Type: Bush bean variety
Pod Description: Firm, straight, and stringless, about 6 inches long
Growth Habit: Compact bush, typically growing 15-20 inches tall
Preferred Growing Conditions: Thrives in full sun, with well-drained soil
Planting Instructions: Plant seeds about 1 inch deep, spacing them 3-4 inches apart in rows that are 24-30 inches apart
Resistances: Tolerant to common bean diseases, including bean mosaic virus
History: The Blue Lake 274 Bush Bean is a variant of the popular Blue Lake series. This particular type was perfected for the bush growth habit and has been beloved by gardeners since its development. Known for its reliability and classic bean flavor, the Blue Lake 274 has become a go-to choice for home gardens and commercial cultivation alike.
Uses: Blue Lake 274 Bush Beans are versatile in the kitchen. Their excellent flavor and texture make them perfect for fresh eating, canning, and freezing. They are a staple in summer salads, a delightful side dish when steamed or sautéed, and a hearty addition to soups and stews.
Growth Habit & Planting Instructions: Blue Lake 274 Bush Beans are known for their ease of growing and compact bush habit, making them a great choice for gardeners with limited space or those preferring container gardening. They need full sun exposure and fertile, well-drained soil. Plant the seeds 1 inch deep and 3-4 inches apart in rows, ensuring each row is spaced 24-30 inches apart. Consistent watering, especially during flowering and pod formation, is key to a bountiful harvest.