- Botanical Name:Phaseolus vulgaris ‘Rattlesnake’
- Height:6-8 ft.
- Spacing:plant 1 inch deep, 4 inches apart in rows 30 inches apart
- Depth:1 inch
- Light Required:Full Sun
- Yield:150 pounds/100 foot row.
- Size:2 Oz Pkt
- Fruit:Pods are green w/purple markings, seeds are buff w/dark brown markings. 7″ slightly flattened pods.
- Days To Maturity:73 Days
- Germination:6 – 10 Days
- Form:Vegetable, Bean, Pole Bean
- Soil Requirements:rich, well-drained
- Seed Count:2oz.pkt is about 150 seeds, 1/2lb. is about 600 seeds
- Comments:The prettiest pole beans you can grow! Heirloom variety has pods which are green w/ purple streaks resembling the markings of a rattlesnake and buff seeds are speckled & spattered with deep brown markings. Fast growing, productive, pods are string-less & tender when young and can be used as a snap bean. Mature fruit can be dried and used in soups, stews, and other recipes. Good flavor. Good variety for hot & humid areas.
- Size:1/2 Lb
Very productive in hot, humid areas of the southeast. Pick when pods are small to medium size to avoid development of “strings.” A favorite across the South, Rattlesnake is a full-flavored bean with a sweet, rich taste. Green pods are streaked with purple (changes to green when cooked). Very tender and freezes without becoming “rubbery” like most bean varieties. Also good for canning and fresh use. 70 DAYS. Seed Counts: A 2-oz. packet of snap bean seeds (bush and pole) contains about 150 seeds and sows a 25-ft. row. A 2-oz. packet of lima bean seeds (bush and pole) contains about 50 seeds and sows a 15-ft. row.