50 Days. Your neighbors will love all your extra beans! Provider is a high-yielding and early producing bean with great disease resistance to common bean mosaic virus, pod mottle virus, and powdery and downy mildew. These stringless, straight beans germinate in cooler soils than other beans. One of the best for freezing and canning. Delicious fresh bean flavor.
This packet sows up to 25 ft.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70° ‒85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 7 to 14 days up to 80 days before first fall frost. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, sow as recommended above but skip the heat of summer as daytime temperatures consistently above 90ºF will cause bean flowers to drop off (no bean formation).
When to start inside: Not recommended; beans do not transplant well.
Harvesting: Provider beans are ready to pick when the pod “snaps” or breaks in half cleanly. This is when the seeds have just begun to form and the pods are 5 1/2″ long. Hold the stem with one hand, and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches, which will continue to produce. At season’s end, plants are great compost material if they are disease-free.