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Burpee's Stringless Green Pod Bean

SKU: 0339-P50

Item Details

Introduced in 1894 by W. Atlee Burpee who obtained its stock seed from N. B. Keeney & Son of Genesee County, NY. Burpee proclaimed it the only totally stringless green podded bean. Produces pods that are 5" long.

  • 46-50 days
  • ±1,100 seeds/lb
  • Conventional
  • Bush bean
  • Snap bean
  • Stringless pods

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Steaming
  • Roasting
  • Canning
  • Freezing

These beans are delicious when roasted with garlic and topped with almonds. You can also toss them with a maple pecan vinaigrette or serve them with a spicy hummus dipping sauce.

Try using them for spicy refrigerator pickled beans or canning them in the summer for a winter treat.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields.

  • Direct Seed: 2" Apart
  • Seed Depth: 1"
  • Rows Apart: 36-48"
  • Light: Full Sun

Ratings & Reviews

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Outstanding bush bean. Excellent germination, fast maturity, very tasty!


At the last minute I decided to grow my own green beans for Thanksgiving. This was the best option available with the shortest maturity time. Planted on 9/27 and started harvesting on 11/18 - 54 days later. Picked enough for Thanksgiving, though I decided to pickle them instead. I expect to get at least one more nice harvest, if not two.

Beans struggle here with high winds, rust, fungus, etc. I had excellent germination, and the plants grew very well in zone 9B on the Texas Gulf Coast. This fall planting worked out much better than my summer beans, and the beans are delicious and stringless. Highly recommended.

Good reliable bean


I've been growing these for a decade. They're so reliable. I planted nine seeds this year, and all nine germinated. I planted them just a week ago and already the sprouts are four inches tall. Be sure to trellis this variety. It's a bush bean, but grows like a pole bean! Cutworms love this variety, so if you have a cutworm issue in your garden, be sure to put a collar around your seedlings so the cutworms can't devastate your bean patch. I hear diatomaceous earth works well, too, but I've never had to resort to that. I've never seen a string in these beans, so they are as advertised. The pods are nice and juicy with full green bean flavor. They don't produce in extraordinary numbers, so if you want lots of beans, plant lots of seeds.

Amazing producer


Started 16 seeds, 15 germinated. Amazing yield even in 100+ degree weather in Louisiana. Will definitely be planting these again