This 1939 All-America Selections winner. Vigorous 4′ plants produce an abounding harvest of spineless dark-green, grooved pods. An excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers. 56 days
Soak seeds for 2 hours in warm water before planting. Sow from March to April under glass, or in a propagator at temperatures above 16°C (60°F). Once the seedlings are large enough to handle, transfer them into 9cm (3½in) pots of multipurpose compost, maintaining minimum night temperatures of 15°C (60°F). Seeds can also be germinated in the airing cupboard – put the pot in a polythene bag, check daily, and remove the pot as soon as germination takes place.