The ancestors of yellow beans are native to Central and South America. Yellow Wax beans, ideally harvested young, are crisp, succulent and tender-firm, with mellow grassy sweet and nutty flavors. They benefit your health by boosting iron and manganese intake. Both minerals have the ability to activate enzymes, including enzymes needed to produce energy and support your metabolism.They are also rich in Phosphorous, Vitamin C and Vitamin B1.
They stand out, as compared to other beans as french beans, classic green beans and purple beans in salads and alongside several companion ingredients.
Use them to prepare hearty salads by combining with kidney beans, chickpeas, minced onion and a balsamic vinaigrette for healthy three-bean salad, or roast them with summer squash and cherry tomatoes for a roasted summer vegetable salad. You can also roast the beans on their own, adding minced garlic for flavor, or saute them with your favourite vegetables and lean proteins for a healthful stir-fry. Beans can be kept fresh for about 4 days, or blanched and frozen immediately after harvesting.
Growing guide for Beans Yellow Seeds
Beans can be planted in hills or rows and pole beans will grow on climbing vines. They need a trellis for support.
Do not start seeds indoors as they may not survive transplanting.
Prepare the planting bed by using a garden fork to loosen the soil. For rows, plant the beans at the same depth with spacing about 18-24 inches apart.
Once the seedlings begin to develop true leaves, the plants can be thinned to 6 inches apart. Mulch soil to retain moisture.
Do not rush your bean planting. Seeds planted too soon will be slow to germinate or rot, forcing you to replant again later.
Water regularly, from start of pod to set. Water on sunny days so foliage will not remain soaked.
Symptoms may include discoloration, deformation, or abscission, mine or eat holes in the foliage or directly attack the root of the crop. Common pests that attack this crop are
Mexican Bean Beetles
Bean blossoms will drop from the plant if the weather is too hot and too much nitrogen in the soil will prevent pods from setting.
The plants need well-drained soil with a pH of 6 to 7. Sandy and silty loamy soils are ideal for green beans, although they can grow in almost any soil type except heavy clay.
Bean plants require full sun, at least six hours of sunlight is required daily.
Seeds can be sown outdoors anytime after last spring frost, minimum soil temp is 8 degrees C (48 F).
how to harvest
Beans are picked at an immature stage, when they are young and tender and the seeds inside have not yet fully developed.
Look for firm, sizable pods and snap or cut off the plant. Do not tear the plant.
Store beans in a moisture-proof, airtight container in the refrigerator. Beans will toughen over time even when stored properly.
Beans can be kept fresh for about 4 days, or blanched and frozen immediately after harvesting.