In 2018 we grew six open-pollinated yellow bush beans and easily decided that this was the one to keep. While most yellow beans seem to have either strong yields OR good, crisp eating quality (or neither), Beurre de Rocquencourt has both. Heavy sets of pastel yellow, uniform beans were among the first to mature in our cool spring weather. According to Mother Earth News, “The variety takes its name from Rocquencourt, a town near Versailles. In the 19th and early 20th centuries Rocquencourt was famous for its fine vegetables, so the name carried the connotation of high quality. The bean evolved locally through selection and became fully recognized as a commercial variety in the 1930s.”
Days to Maturity: 50
Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Life Cycle: Annual
Direct seed when soil temperatures exceeds 55°F. Plant every 2-3 weeks through mid-summer for continued harvest. Planting depth: 1-2”. Seeding rate: every 2-4”. Row spacing: 18-36”.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!