The Wonderful Fortex Pole Bean

Fortex Pole Bean - Full Circle Seeds

Do you, like me, have limited space for a vegetable garden? Then pole beans are the answer and Fortex is the one I suggest to start with.

 This extraordinary French slender 'filet' bean grows over 10 inches long and has a delicious nutty flavor. It starts yielding early and the pods are completely stringless.

Fortex from Johnny Selected Seeds

Best of all it can be harvested early or late, small or large, and still be as super tasty as ever.  So early beans at 6" long are delicious and so are the more mature, longer ones!

Fortex offers long harvest periods and is very productive. You can keep picking right into the fall!

Annie's Kitchen Garden - Fortex Beans climbing on the fence

The reason they are good for a small space is that pool beans grow up on strong trellises, a sturdy fence or supports. One idea is to create a 4-legged tipi out of poles, fence posts or small saplings. You can wire the poles together which makes a great entry into a garden. 

Beans germinate when soil temp is at 60 - 80 degrees F.  

Water well during hot dry periods and do not over fertilize which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth. Adding inoculant at planting time aids in a larger harvest and more robust plants. 

Pole bean entry by Jimster - on Garden Web


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