(Phaseolus vulgaris) (50-55 days, bush) An outstanding tasting, snap bush bean! Terrific quality and yield for freezing, canning and fresh eating. Vigorous stocky plants produce heavy yields of long, straight 5-6” stringless pods. A 1979 Gurneys' introduction, it was named ‘Empress’ and has been favored ever since.
Growing Notes Bush habit, 50-55 days. 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.