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Northern Utah
Utnvpa
Aug 11, 2017 11:47 AM CST
For the first time this year I am growing Blue Lake pole beans. I've grown bush beans in the past but never tried pole beans before. They were planted in May.

It's now August 10th and I've seen a few blossoms but have absolutely zero beans on my plants. I will attach a photo to this message for your information.

They were Ferry Morse seeds and marked for this year.

Thanks for any advice anyone might be able to offer.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Aug 11, 2017 4:14 PM CST
They do take longer than bush beans to mature. Around 80 days, compared to 50 days.

Just starting to bloom ?
Give them another week !
I bet.you have beans, starting !

Next year. Start, them early as possible !
Or better yet !!! Start them in house.

Hear, a longer season !
I plant bush beans and pole beans at same time, outside .

About the time, the bush beans start to peter-out. The pole beans are starting to produce.

Pole beans will produce till end of season. Thumbs up

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Name: Sue
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sooby
Aug 11, 2017 5:17 PM CST
'Blue Lake' is supposed to be 55 days to maturity according to Stokes Seeds. Do all the plants have those curled and distorted leaves?
Northern Utah
Utnvpa
Aug 11, 2017 5:28 PM CST
sooby said:'Blue Lake' is supposed to be 55 days to maturity according to Stokes Seeds. Do all the plants have those curled and distorted leaves?


Yes they do. I'm an avid gardener but have never grown much but tomatoes in the garden (perennials and flowers). The seed packet had two different sizes of seeds which seemed weird to me. I thought it showed the same days to maturity as bush beans, but don't have the packet any more. Silly me, I didn't know they aren't supposed to look like that!
Name: Sue
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sooby
Aug 11, 2017 5:46 PM CST
Can you check the plants for leafhoppers and thrips? Both of those can cause distortion of bean leaves, the former would be easier to spot than the thrips. I found Ferry Morse 'Blue Lake' pole beans on the web and the blurb said harvest in 60-65 days which is the longest estimate I saw. So they should be producing beans by now.
Name: Michelle
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Mizshelli
Aug 11, 2017 7:14 PM CST
Seriously, check the plants. Behind the leaves, under them, everywhere. I planted those EXACT same beans and when I saw flowers I waited 2 days. The flowers were still there but I happened to see a bean behind a leaf and we ended up with a BASKETFULL of 6" beans.............they are hidey......lol......
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Northern Utah
Utnvpa
Aug 11, 2017 7:31 PM CST
Mizshelli said:Seriously, check the plants. Behind the leaves, under them, everywhere. I planted those EXACT same beans and when I saw flowers I waited 2 days. The flowers were still there but I happened to see a bean behind a leaf and we ended up with a BASKETFULL of 6" beans.............they are hidey......lol......


If they are there, they are hiding REALLY well. I just looked again.

Northern Utah
Utnvpa
Aug 11, 2017 7:33 PM CST
sooby said:Can you check the plants for leafhoppers and thrips? Both of those can cause distortion of bean leaves, the former would be easier to spot than the thrips. I found Ferry Morse 'Blue Lake' pole beans on the web and the blurb said harvest in 60-65 days which is the longest estimate I saw. So they should be producing beans by now.


You're right, they are very cupped with the veins standing out (not all, but most). Maybe I'll give them a good bath with insecticidal soap this evening and see if that helps.

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