|Blue Lake, Wright Strain
A 2012 Victory Seed Company release.
70 days — This is an old strain of the original 'Blue Lake' pole beans
that have been maintained since the 1950s by our friends, a local farm family here in Liberal, Oregon. It was once the standard green bean variety grown extensively on production farms in this area.
Food production here in the fertile soils of the Willamette Valley was once one of a primary industry of Oregon. 'Blue Lake' beans were bred for the canning and fresh-frozen industry. These pole-types were the preferred varieties until the cost of labor to hand pick soared and the invention of mechanical harvesters changed planting trends to bush-type beans.
Its pods are stringless when young and tender, dark green, round, tasty, and reach about six inches. They can be enjoyed fresh as snap or shell beans, canned, frozen or dried. The flavor and texture is outstanding. The plants are vigorous, climb well, and are very productive. Each packet contains one ounce, which is about 100 seeds.