Phaseolus vulgaris (50-55 days) An outstanding tasting, snap bush bean! Terrific quality and yield for fresh eating, freezing, or canning. Crisp texture with incredible flavor. Vigorous, stocky plants produce heavy yields of long, straight 5-6” stringless pods. A 1979 Gurneys' introduction as ‘Experimental Bean 121,’ it was later renamed ‘Empress’ and has been favored ever since.
Growing Notes Bush Habit. Planting depth: 1 inch; Plant spacing: 2-3 inches; 2-3 feet between rows. Increase yields by inoculating where natural Rhizobia is low. Soil Temp. for Germ.: 60-80°F. Days to Germ.: 6-10 days; Full sun. Moderate moisture.