Roma II Bush Bean (59 days) Bush Roma is a flat pod variety 41⁄2 inches long by 3/4 to 7/8 inches wide. Thin, smooth and hold their quality. True Bush Romano type resembles the pole variety fruits in appearance, flavor and width. Snaps well, picks well and yields well. Seeds are white.
Plant in the spring after danger of frost and the soil is warm. For a continuous supply plant every 2 to 3 weeks until late August. Select any well drained soil of loose texture with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Fertilize with a quality garden fertilizer. Snap beans are susceptible to fertilizer injury, so mix fertilizer well with soil. Make rows 21⁄2 to 3 feet apart and plant seed 11⁄2 inches deep and 2 to 3 inches apart. Cultivate shallowly. Do not pick beans when vines are wet, this can spread disease. Side dress at time of bloom with Nitrate of Soda. Fifty pounds of seed to plant an acre; one lb. per 200 feet of row.