Maturity Date: Approximately 60-70 Days from Planting
Plant Type: Pole Bean
Growth Habit: Climbing, requires support
Pod Characteristics: Stringless, 6-7 inches long, dark green
Ideal Growing Conditions: Full Sun, Well-Drained Soil
Planting Instructions: Sow seeds 1 inch deep, 4-6 inches apart, with trellises or poles for support
Disease Resistance: Common Bean Mosaic Virus
History: Blue Lake Pole FM1K is a classic variety of pole bean, renowned for its exceptional flavor and high yields. This heirloom variety has been cherished by generations of gardeners for its reliability and superior taste. Originally developed from the Blue Lake bush bean, it represents a successful adaptation to a climbing growth form while maintaining the prized qualities of its predecessor.
Uses: The stringless, tender pods of Blue Lake Pole FM1K are excellent for fresh eating, canning, and freezing. They are highly favored for their classic bean flavor and versatility in the kitchen, making them ideal for a wide range of dishes, from salads to stews.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Blue Lake Pole FM1K beans are climbers and require support such as trellises, poles, or fences. They thrive in full sun and well-drained soil. For optimal growth, plant seeds approximately 1 inch deep in the soil, spacing them 4-6 inches apart, and provide a structure for the vines to climb. Regular watering and occasional feeding will promote healthy growth and high yields. Harvest the beans when they are young and tender, typically 6-7 inches long, for the best flavor and texture.