Provider Bush Beans grow well in a variety of conditions, and are very productive! Pods are 6" long, straight and green, while the seeds are purple. This bean variety has excellent disease resistance and matures in only 50 days. The plants are vigorous and strong-rooted and produce quality pods that are good, tender, and low in fiber.
Seed expert Dr. Hoffman brought this cool weather, disease resistant bean to the market in 1965. However, the vegetable we now recognize as the common bean has its roots in South America; some historians as far back as the Pre-Incan civilization in Peru. When Columbus arrived in the New World, he found green beans growing with the maize of the Indians. Columbus and other European explorers introduced this new vegetable to their countries, where it eventually spread to the rest of Europe and all over the world.