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Blue Lake 274 Bush Bean

A flavor favorite for generations

Blue Lake 274 Bush Bean

A flavor favorite for generations

  • Firm texture and rich green color
  • Delicious, nostalgic taste
  • Seeds develop slowly, so the 6-6.5" pods stay smooth
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Product Description

With a firm texture and rich green color and taste reminiscent of long-ago afternoons on the porch, Blue Lake matures its bountiful crop early and all at once. Its slow seed development allows its 6.5" pods to stay smooth, but once established, pick often to encourage more beans to grow. The Mexican Bean Beetle is a common pest, so we recommend using our Bulls-Eye™ Bioinsecticide. If you prefer not to spray your plants, try this instead: plant a fall crop 75 days before the first frost. The Bean Beetles will be long gone by the time beans begin to form! 58 days to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris 'Blue Lake 274'; Family: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (Bean Family).
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Height: 12 - 22 inches.
  • Spacing: Sow 1 inch apart, thin plants to 2 - 3 inches apart, 24 - 36 inches between rows.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Spread: 12 - 18 inches
  • Germination: 6 - 10 days.
  • Days to Maturity: 58 days.
  • Yield: 120 lbs. per 100 foot row.
  • Fruit: Dark green pods with white seeds, stringless.
  • Soil Preference: Rich, well-drained soil; pH 6.0-6.8.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Form: Annual. Upright, no staking required.
  • Seed Count: 2 oz. packet is approximately 150 seeds, 1/2 lb. is approximately 600 seeds and 2 lbs. is approximately 2400 seeds.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Size: 6 to 6 1/2 inch pod length.
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
3A-4B 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23
5A - 5B 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23
6A - 6B 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23
7A - 7B 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23
8A - 8B 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23
9A - 10B 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 6B: 10/23/2023
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/06/2023
Zones 3A - 6B: 10/23/2023
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/06/2023
Zones 3A - 6B: 10/23/2023
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/06/2023

Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Vegetable Plants & Starts
3A & 4B 9/12/23 - 10/28/23
5A & 5B 9/12/23 - 10/28/23
6A & 6B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
7A & 7B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
8A & 8B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
9A & B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
10A & B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 24, 2023

Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Nematodes Encapsulated Compost Worms
3A - 3B 4/25/23 - 10/27/23 4/25/23 - 10/27/23
4A - 6A 4/11/23 - 10/27/23 4/11/23 - 10/27/23
6B - 7A 4/4/23 - 10/28/23 4/4/23 - 10/28/23
7B - 8B 3/7/23 - 10/27/23 3/7/23 - 10/27/23
9A - 10B 2/23/23 -10/27/23 2/21/23 -10/27/23
Last Order Date 10/23/2023 10/22/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Sweet Potatoes Potatoes Tomatoes & Peppers
3A-4A 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
4B 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
5A 5/8/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
5B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
6A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
7A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
7B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
8A 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/16/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
8B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
9A & B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
10A & B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
Last Order Date 5/29/2023 6/5/2023 5/29/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Tender Annuals Fruit Trees Onion Plants
3A-4A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 4/3/23 - 5/5/23
4B 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 5/5/23
5A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/2/23 3/20/23 - 5/5/23
5B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/20/23 - 5/5/23
6A 4/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 5/5/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 5/5/23
7A 4/13/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 5/5/23
7B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/5/23
8A & B 4/3/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/23/23 - 5/5/23
9A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/2/23 - 5/5/23
10A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/2/23 - 5/5/23
Last Order Date 5/29/2023 3A-6B: 5/29/2023
7A-7B: 5/19/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
5/1/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Bareroot Roses All other Perennials & Potted Plants Dormant Trees & Hedges
3A-4A 4/10/23 - 6/16/23 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 5/1/23 - 5/19/23
4B 4/10/23 - 6/16/23 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 5/19/23
5A 3/27/23 - 6/16/23 4/10/23 - 6/9/23 3/27/23 - 5/19/23
5B 3/13/23 - 6/16/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 5/19/23
6A 2/27/23 - 6/16/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 3/6/23 - 5/19/23
6B 2/27/23 - 6/16/23 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 2/27/23 - 5/19/23
7A 2/20/23 - 6/16/23 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
7B 2/20/23 - 6/16/23 2/21/23 - 6/9/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
8A 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
9A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
10A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
Last Order Date 3A-7B: 6/12/2023
8A-10B: 5/22/2023
3A-7B: 6/5/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
3A-7B: 5/15/2023
8A-10B: 4/24/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs Select Citrus
3A-3B 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 10/27/23
4A & B 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 4/3/23 - 10/27/23
5A 4/10/23 - 6/9/23 3/27/23 - 10/27/23
5B 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 3/27/23 - 10/27/23
6A 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
6B 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
7A 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
7B 2/20/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
8A 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
9A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
10A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
Last Order Date 3A-7B: 6/5/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
10/23/2023

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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