Algarve French Climbing Bean Seeds

Algarve French Climbing Bean Seeds

Award-winning Flavor!


(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item # 05763-PK-P1
Available to begin shipping on Dec 11, 2019.
$5.95
(M) 1/4 lb
Item # 05763-PK-M
Available to begin shipping on Dec 11, 2019.
$10.30
(N) 1/2 lb
Item # 05763-PK-N
Available to begin shipping on Dec 11, 2019.
$19.40
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!

Review Summary
(Based on 3 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Reviews

What a surprise!
Terri from VA wrote on March 27, 2017

Ordered and planted these on a whim in 2015. A 12ft row supplied me and two neighbors with beans all summer. I also froze 5 gallons for winter eating. They were the best tasting I have eaten in ages and 100% stringless. Just wonderful. Tried to grow them last year but weather didn't cooperate. Almost all of my summer garden failed because of cold wet weather. This year they are on my list of must haves (weather permitting).

Wonderful
Urban Farmer from IL wrote on August 02, 2014

A gardener for over 30 years, I bought this to try something new. I now have the best tasting, largest, most tender beans I have ever had. A good producer so far, have only about 15 plants, have picked two 5-gallon buckets about half full, with many, many more still very small and the plants still flowering. I would say not quite as many beans, but they are much larger than your average bean. I do not have to give them away; neighbors are coming over to ??help me pick them?g. I am going to try other similar beans next year; this one just blew me away.

Algarve pole beans
Barbara W. Zone 5b from NM wrote on August 16, 2013

Their rep recommended Algarve beans as a substitute for the unavailable Early Riser pole beans that I like. The Algarve beans are as sweet, tender, tasty, prolific and early as the Early Risers. Thanks for the recommendation.

Bean Germination Information

Bean Seed Germination How to Sow Beans:
  • Innoculate with a nitrogen-fixing bacteria prior to sowing
  • Seeds are best sown outdoors after all danger of frost is past in the spring and when the soil is warm
  • Seeds can also be sown indoors 3 weeks before planting them out in a warm soil
  • Sow them in individual pots at a temperature of 70° and at the same depth as outdoors
  • Indoors and out, expect germination in 6-10 days
  • It is 8-10 weeks between sowing and fruit production
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Beans:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space bush varieties 2-3 inches apart in rows spaced 18-24 inches apart. Space pole varieties 6-8 inches apart in rows 36 inches apart

Soil: Site in full sun in a neutral, loose, rich, moist, well-drained soil. Feed with a 1-2-2 ratio fertilizer prior to planting and again when 6-8 inches tall

Additional Care: Bush Beans will mature faster than Pole Beans, so for a continuous crop, successively sow them every 2 weeks until 2 months before first frost. Pole Beans are more productive and need to be grown on a trellis, fence, tripod, or other structure

Appearance and Use:

Green, Snap, French, String, and Wax Beans are all produced by this vining or bushing, annual plant. Harvest when the beans are succulent, just before they are mature. Keep them picked to keep the plants producing. To dry beans, allow them to remain on the plant until they turn brown and begin to shatter


About Beans:
Botanical name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Pronunciation:  få-se-o’-lus vul-ga’ris
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Fabaceae; native to tropical America

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