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Provider Bush Green Bean OG

(50 days) Open-pollinated. “There is no substitute for Provider beans,” says Chris Carlin of Hyde Park, VT. For highest early yields—even under adverse conditions—and rich beany taste, nothing provides like Provider. Also excellent for canning and “my choice for freezing and dilly beans,” says Elaine Carlson of Cape Porpoise, ME. Noted for its concentrated sets of round 5–5½" pods. Anne Elder of Community Farm of Ann Arbor, MI, praises its amazing resilience: it and Royal Burgundy re-flower repeatedly after heavy pickings followed by rains. Came in one day ahead of Contender for earliest in our observation plot. Our best-selling variety in the catalog year after year. Prices cut sizes D and E. Released by USDA in 1965. Purple seed. Resistant to CBMV, NY 15, PM, DM, PMV. ID-certified organic.
Item Discounted
205A: 2oz for $2.30  
205B: 8oz for $6.80  
205C: 1lb for $12.00  
205D: 5lb for $55.00  
205E: 10lb for $100.00   ($90.00)
205K: 25lb for $240.00   ($204.00)
205L: 50lb for $450.00   ($360.00)
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Phaseolus vulgaris 2 oz packet sows 25 ft; 1 lb, 200 ft. Avg 180 seeds/2 oz packet.

Culture: Legumes have moderate fertility needs. Excessive nitrogen may induce some varieties to develop vines in moist hot weather. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3–4 seeds/ft in rows 24–30" apart. Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases. White-seeded beans usually don’t germinate as well as dark-seeded. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°. Optimal range 60–80°. Optimal temperature 77°. Emergence takes 16 days at 59°; only 8 days at 77°. Produce 97% normal seedlings at 77°, but only 47% at 86°.


  • ANTH: Anthracnose
  • BBS: Bacterial Brown Spot
  • CBMV: Common Bean Mosaic Virus
  • CTV: Curly Top Virus
  • DM: Downy Mildew
  • HB: Halo Blight
  • NY 15: NY 15 Mosaic Virus
  • PM: Powdery Mildew
  • PMV: Pod Mottle Virus
  • R: Rust
  • SC: Sclerotina

Wider spacing reduces likelihood of SC (white mold). Don’t disturb wet foliage.