Tenderette Bush Bean (55 days) A superior, good flavored, white seeded variety for canning and freezing, as well as for a general purpose variety in the garden and market areas. Plants 18-20 inches. Pod set is concentrated on the upper portion. Pods are 51⁄2 to 6 inches long, straight, round, slightly creaseback, dark green, smooth, entirely stringless and without fiber. Resistant to common bean mosaic, New York 15 virus and pod mottle virus.
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.