QING BIAN, Romano Pole Bean Seeds
open pollinated and organically grown.Bean Seeds - Pole - Qing Bain - Romano Type. Heirloom, Phaseolus vulgaris. 50-55 days. Non-GMO. Open pollinated. Warm season annual. Qing Bian is an early maturing Romano bean type. Pods are flat and long growing 10-12" long, 1" wide with nice bright green color. Beans are string-less and tender. The plants are vigorous and strong. Approx 100 seeds / oz. Romano Pole Bean, Heirloom ,Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly. The Romano Pole is an heirloom bean dating back pre-1800s! An Italian type, stingless with flat pods. Excellent for freezing, distinctive and full of flavor. Good, heavy yields. Beans are generally direct seeded in the garden. The most important point about growing green beans is not to plant them too early. They will rot in cool, damp soil. To get an earlier start, you can put down black plastic to warm the soil.
Harvesting beans is an ongoing process. You can start to harvest anytime, but gardeners usually wait until the beans begin to firm up and can be snapped. They are generally about as think as a pencil then. Don’t wait too long, because beans can become overgrown and tough almost overnight. Harvest by gently pulling each bean from the vine or by snapping off the vine end, if you are going to be using the beans right away.
It is a suggested that you earmark a couple of plants at the beginning of the season for seed saving. Don’t pick ANY pods from them to eat - just pick the crisp brown pods at the end of the season. Don’t feed them, or water them unless it is very dry - as this can encourage leafy growth rather than pod development. There is no point in picking green pods as the seeds are not mature enough at this stage.