Very uniform, stringless pods making harvesting and preparing easy!
Days To Maturity: 50
Fruit Color: Green
Plant Height: 6 ft – 7 ft
Additional Characteristics: Award Winner,Direct Sow,Easy Care Plants,Edible,Soil Builder,Trellises
Bloom Color: White
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Harvest Season: Early Fall,Early Summer,Late Summer,Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Common Bean Mosaic,Disease Resistant,Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
Uses: Beds,Containers,Cuisine,Outdoor,Vines and Climbers
(P)?Pkt of 50 seeds
52 days. One bite of this gourmet French climbing bean and your mind will be made up: Algarve must become a permanent part of your veggie patch and 3 Sisters planting! The flavor is fabulous, the yields huge, and the harvests earlier than most others. To top it off, this bean is very resistant to Common Bean Mosaic Virus. What more could we ask?
Algarve is a vigorous, very robust vine, reaching 6 to 7 feet long over the course of the season. It sets plentiful white blooms in spring, followed by masses of very uniform, flattish mid-green pods that reach up to 10 inches long and about an inch wide. Completely stringless, they are smooth and attractive, looking as good as they taste.
Algarve is such an all-around superior performer that the Royal Horticulture Society granted it the coveted Award of Garden Merit. You will be delighted with its behavior in your garden. Keep the beans picked promptly for ever more pods!
Growing Algarve is as easy as any other bean. When the soil warms in spring (and all danger of frost is past), place one bean in a small hole lightly covered with soil. Space the holes about 4 inches apart and the rows about 18 inches apart. As the vines grow, train them up a tower or teepee. You’ll be enjoying a bumper crop in no time!