Pencil Pod Golden Wax Bean
This old-time favorite, introduced in 1900, is regaled for its quality and delicious wax bean flavor. The stringless pods reach 5-7" long on heavy-producing plants that grow 15-20" tall. Ideal for freezing or canning.
- 50-65 days
- ±1,100 seeds/lb
- Bush bean
- Wax bean with delicious flavor
- Stringless pods
- 5-7 inch long pods
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
This bean is best for fresh use and the entire pod - shell and beans - can be eaten raw at a young stage and is tender and velvety.
Cooke the fresh beans as little as possible to maintain their texture. Toss a handful of beans in at the end of a stir-fry or soup.
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
I can't get these to grow more than a foot tall
The plants remain stunted, then eventually die off after only growing 5 or so beans per plant. I've tried a few years in a row, adjusting nutrients along the way. Can't find anything that works.
by Tracey Bally
My plants got so big they needed to be staked, it says Bush bean but they definitelyneed support. Produced so many beans it was hard to keep up which was fine as I was able to save enough to plant next year. A great tasting bean, these will stay in the planting plan for years.
Great wax bean- just like grandma’s
Great success with this bean. Prolific plants all season long. Long pods. Meatier than traditional green bean so provide nice variety for fresh or canning use. Plants were Bush habit, about 1 ft tall. I did not need to stake at all like another reviewer. Will plant again!
Productive Yellow Wax Beans -Terrific!
These bush beans did very well in the summer of 2020. They bore for a long time and ere quite productive. They were also stringless and tender. I'll grow them again next year.
Easy to pick
I grow these without any support and they do just fine- just getting to be about a foot tall. The white pods are way easier to find and pick than green beans.
Although they're a bush variety, they don't stand up straight - probably because of all the BEANS growing on them! I just lift them off the ground and pick away. They don't stop producing.
These are my favorite yellow wax bean. These were so tender and flavorful. They produced many batches of beans. The best.
If you like wax beans, these'll do ya
Excellent beans, sweet, good flavor, tender, beans are meaty if you let the pods grow till they're heavy & straight. Heavy-bearing, long-bearing bush about 2' high.
These were fabulous last year - prolific, fast, delicious, tender. Growing twice as many this year.
A great producer
Golden Wax Beans to the rescue. After complete failure with my non growing or producing green beans this year I pulled out a pack of these in an attempt to finally get some beans and I am so glad I did. Every seed germinated and produced. Had to put out a trellis as some have grown to 4 ft high. A great producer.