Bean ‘Helda

Bean ‘Helda’

Developed in Italy, Romano bean ‘Helda’ is an early bird producing loads of large 9” long, flat-sided stringless, delish beans all Summer long. Growing as a vine to 6-8' tall, it will need a pole or a trellis for support. If the plant outgrows the support, just nip off the tips. Compared to bush types, pole beans produce beans over a much longer period & as long as you keep harvesting beans, they will keep producing. Romano beans are a little different than the better known rounded types by being wide & flat. With a distinctive flavor & meaty texture, some people consider them so good they grow Romano beans only. The beans (eaten green) are ready when when they make a crisp snapping sound when broken in half. Excellent steamed or sauteed with other Summer veggies. Please note that Romanos cooks faster than other green beans you may be familiar with.

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Sun- Pt. Shade
Avg. Water

Pole Bean/Vine
Annual All Zones
60 Days