The Provider Bean is an heirloom that has become a commercial market standard, and for good reason. Vigorous, yet compact plants produce large, early yields of 5-6″ juicy green beans. Farmers love the Provider Bean for its concentrated 3-week harvest period, reducing the fuss of picking a slow trickle of beans over weeks on end. Widely adapted, stress-tolerant and resistant to several common bean viruses. Provider was bred and released by the USDA Vegetable Breeding Laboratory at Charleston, South Carolina in 1966.
Days to Maturity: 50
Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Life Cycle for seed saving: Annual
Direct seed Provider Bean 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!