Maturity: 60 days
Certified organic seed grown by Horton Nash at 6,300 feet in Paonia, CO.
A very old French heirloom, Buerre de Rocquencourt means "butter of Rocquencourt", a town near Versaille in France's bountiful farming country. Rocquencourt was known for having the finest vegetables so bearing the name held the rank of highest quality. Wax beans were brought to France in the 1840's from Algeria and this is a descendent of those early beans, officially introduced to commercial markets in the 1930's.
Heavy sets of crisp pastel yellow 5-8" pods grow on climbing bush habits reaching 18-24". Considered an ever-bearing plant, keep picking pods to keep the beans producing. Unlike purple beans that turn green when cooking, Beurre de Rocquencourt holds its yellow color after cooking. We grow ours in a hoop house to ensure full maturity as the summer rain and chill come and go.
Legumes need to be inoculated to fix nitrogen and have viable yields. If you haven't inoculated your seeds before and/or haven't grown legumes in the soil you'll be growing them in this year, we recommend you use this product.