Cross Pollination of Beans - Knowledgebase Question

Trafford, PA
Question by jdmces
January 2, 2000
Can I grow yellow wax beans on the same trellis as Kentucky wonder green beans or will I have a problem with cross pollination?


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Answer from NGA
January 2, 2000

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Since beans are self pollinating, it shouldn't be a problem. If you plan to save seeds from one or the other to plant next year, you need to separate them by about 50' to ensure that they don't swap genetic material.

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