Masai Bush Haricots Vert


Masai Bush Haricots Vert

(58 days) Open-pollinated. Unlike classic haricot verts, Masai grows only 5" long, the slender pods juicy and crisp with a pleasing beany flavor. Although much more compact than Provider, each plant cranks out dozens of the diminutive beans that hold longer without fattening, so Masai allows a short vacation from the garden. Elaine Carlson calls them “one of the wonders of the world—I cannot believe how long these green crunchy slivers stand on the little plants.” But Holli Cederholm found she had to pick them every other day to achieve the tender gourmet restaurant quality her markets demanded. Otherwise the pods got too tough for her. A space saver since only a few plants will suffice for a small family. White seed. ~170 seeds/oz.

248 Masai
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A: 1/2oz for $2.40  
B: 2oz for $5.00  
C: 8oz for $14.00  
D: 1lb for $23.00  
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Bush Haricots Verts

Half oz packet sows 10-16 ft; 1 lb, 320-500 ft. Seeds are smaller than those of regular beans; Avg 70-125 seeds/half oz packet. Haricot vert is French for green bean. This type has fancier quality than American beans and commands a premium in markets. For optimal flavor and texture, pick when pods are still stringless and thinner than a pencil. Picking interval should be 48 hours or less.


Phaseolus vulgaris 2 oz packet sows 25 ft; 1 lb, 200 ft. Avg 180 seeds/2 oz packet.

Culture: Legumes have moderate fertility needs. Excessive nitrogen may induce some varieties to develop vines in moist hot weather. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3–4 seeds/ft in rows 24–30" apart. Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases. White-seeded beans usually don’t germinate as well as dark-seeded. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°. Optimal range 60–80°.


  • ANTH: Anthracnose
  • BBS: Bacterial Brown Spot
  • CBMV: Common Bean Mosaic Virus
  • CTV: Curly Top Virus
  • DM: Downy Mildew
  • HB: Halo Blight
  • NY 15: NY 15 Mosaic Virus
  • PM: Powdery Mildew
  • PMV: Pod Mottle Virus
  • R: Rust
  • SC: Sclerotina

Wider spacing reduces likelihood of SC (white mold). Don’t disturb wet foliage.