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Maxibel Bush Bean Seeds


The first full-sized stringless filet

Days to Maturity: 59 from direct sow

Bush Bean

This is the elegant bean you see in European-style restaurants. Most filets available from seed are miniatures, but Maxibel sets long, slender pods packed with all the "gourmet" flavor you expect. As easy to grow as other snaps, Maxibel arises on tall, erect plants that harvest easily.

These 7- to 7½-inch pods are stringless and very slender, with a dark green color, straight form, and mouth-watering tender flavor. The first full-size stringless filet bean to reach the market also happens to be the best for succulent flavor and texture.

Maxibel arises on bush-habit plants that set their crops all at once, which simplifies the canning and freezing process. But for nonstop fresh eating all season, simply succession-sow the seeds, beginning when the soil warms in spring and continuing every 2 to 3 weeks into early summer. You will never be without a new crop of delicious beans to enjoy.

Easy and trouble free, even for the new gardener, this snap bean is widely adapted across the U.S., and is compact in the garden. For best harvest, succession-plant every 3 weeks or so from early spring till late summer (avoiding the worst summer heat in warm areas). You can also sow seeds in late summer for a fall harvest.

Maxibel is a legume, so be sure to chop up the plant and plow it back into the soil after harvesting the crop. Legumes are nitrogen fixers in the soil, greatly improving the performance of your garden. Your plants next season will benefit from this year's crop of Maxibel beans, too.

Hardier than pole beans, bush snaps can be direct sown after all danger of frost.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Phaseolus
Species vulgaris
Variety Maxibel
Days To Maturity 59
Fruit Color Green
Habit Upright
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Direct Sow, Edible, Soil Builder
Foliage Color Dark Green
Harvest Season Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Fall, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 7 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 02, 2022

string beans

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have grown beans for many years and last year was the first for maxibel.It was the very best I have grown and will grow it again this year for sure.

Herb from ME
December 28, 2018

The Best

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

We've grown many varieties of green beans, and Maxibel is simply the best for us. Highly productive, stringless, and great tasting!

La Grange from TX
June 24, 2018

Germination good

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

The germination of my Maxibel was good with the entire row. Plants are tall as they are starting to take off .. not sure how tall they should be getting.

Laurie3cats from WI
July 12, 2016

Great producer, great flavor

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

So far this bean is producing very well. Really like the flavor. Mild and sweet. Even the family noticed. Will set out more rows for fall.

Backyard yard lover. from VA
July 17, 2013

Best Green Beans

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

These are the best green beans I've ever grown. Long, skinny and tender and so easy to pick, realeasing easily with a slight tug. And the best part of all......they are stringless!

Jan P. from MN

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