When to Pick Green Beans - Knowledgebase Question

Portland, OR
Question by langfordl
June 23, 1999
I learned, the "tough" way, how and when to pick snow peas: before the peas inside swell! When do you know a green bean is ripe for picking? The beans I am growing are called Kentucky Wonders.

Answer from NGA
June 23, 1999


Your Kentucky Wonders should be ready to harvest 70 days after planting, or about two weeks after bloom. Since the plants will continually develop new beans, you should have some beans in various stages of maturity throughout the season. Harvest the beans when they're 6" - 8" long, but before the seeds begin to swell enough to be seen through the pods. I like mine slender, about the diameter of a pencil. You may like yours more mature. Experience will dictate when to harvest your beans, because it's really a matter of taste.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "August Caladiums"