Phaseolus vulgaris
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Phaseolus vulgaris

French bean
haricot bean
horticultural bean

  family fabaceae 
  genus phaseolus 

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Genus  Phaseolus Species  vulgaris Variety  Cultivar  Common names  French bean   haricot bean   horticultural bean Family  FABACEAE Specimen number  S12045 Data source  MedPl p244;UnVeg p31
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' 6" - 2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 26 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun is best for growing Phaseolus vulgaris.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  diuretic   hypoglycemic Medicinal parts  Pods   Beans Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Phaseolus vulgaris is most often used dried, frozen or cooked. Horticultural bean (sometimes called French bean and haricot bean) has been used in traditional herbal healing as either a diuretic or a hypoglycemic. The pods and the beans are used in herbal preparations.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Bush Crop spacing  1' Row spacing  1' Cold frame  Planting period  Jun 01 - Jun 30 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Partially hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  No fertilizer Time to harvest  60 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked   Frozen   Dried Nutritional value  Edible parts  Beans Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  The best month for planting is June. When planted agriculturally, space the plants 1' apart. Provide 1' spacing between rows. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Estimated time to harvest is 60 days. Propagation of Phaseolus vulgaris can be achieved by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Phaseolus vulgaris has an annual life cycle.

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