(Phaseolus vulgaris) By popular vote, Empress is by far the best-tasting snap bean we've grown (and we've tried many). While it is as good of a canning bean as any other, the flavor of fresh steamed or sauteed Empress is in a league of its own. Healthy 20" plants produce heavily and consistently across a variety of environments. If you can grow only one snap bean variety, we highly recommend "Empress". Bush habit. 55 days to maturity. 50 seeds/pkt.
Culture: After danger of frost has passed, sow seeds 4-6" apart, 1" deep in rows 24-36" apart. Optimum soil temperature for germination is 70-90 degrees. Germination takes 5-10 days.