Pencil Pod Golden Wax Bean


  • Bush bean
  • Wax bean with delicious flavor
  • Stingless pods
  • 5-7 inch long pods
  • 150 Seeds/25g

Item Details

This old-time favorite, is regaled for its quality and delicious wax bean flavor. The stringless pods reach 5-7″ long on heavy-producing plants that grow 15-20″ tall. Ideal for freezing or canning. Bush habit, wax, 50-65 days. ±1,100 seeds/lb

History of the Plant

 introduced in 1900, Bean cultivation can be traced to the earliest vestiges of human civilization. Beans may have been the first vegetables that mankind learned to cultivate. Fava beans have been found in Neolithic excavations in Switzerland. Chickpeas, favas and lentils have been found in Egyptian tombs, and the Chinese started growing soybeans around 1500 BC

Learn to Grow Pencil Pod Golden Wax Bean

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1"

Support: Trellis, tepee, or fencing

Light: Full Sun

HVO Seeds Package

HVO packages our seeds in custom-made foil packets to keep moisture out and extend the seed life. Some of our Foil Packets have a zip-lock seal to maintain freshness. We also insert a silica gel anti-moisture packet in each foil packet.

Growing Media



Beans are fun, fast-growing plants that take little care to perform well. It makes sense to inoculate beans before sowing, which boosts the nitrogen levels of your garden soil with no work whatsoever. Inoculant is available at garden centers.


size & Time

Sow bean seeds about three or four inches apart in the row around the third week of May. Thinning is not necessary, but do keep the plants weeded, especially when young. Bush beans begin to bear in about 50 days, and their crop is produced in one brief burst lasting about two weeks.



For most tender green beans, harvest when young, slightly thicker than a pencil. Our favorite way to prepare these is to pan-fry them with strong curry or Cajun seasonings. To harvest dry beans, let the plant mature; pods will dry on the plant towards the end of summer. 




Requires moderate levels of water: approximately 1″ per week. Keep soil evenly moist but not soggy. This is particularly important in the early stages of growth as overwatering the seeds can cause damage and decrease your germination rates.


Outside Sowing

After the last frost with soil temperatures above 60ºF. Sow 2-3” apart. Planting in soil under 60ºF results in poor germination.



Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF



Grow in light, well-drained soil, provide adequate, even moisture, especially at flowering time. Dry soil can result in low yields and fibrous pods



Do not over-fertilize with nitrogen which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth. Adding inoculant at planting time aids in a larger harvest and more robust plants




Wax Bean Contain The Following Nutritional Values Vitamin A  0%, Vitamin C  0%, Calcium  33% , Iron  76%, Thiamin  90%, Riboflavin  38%, Vitamin B6  43%, Niacin 24%, Magnesium  109% Phosphorus  96%, Zinc  37%,Copper  63%, Pantothenic Acid  14%



The round pods are good for fresh eating–exceptional at the pencil-thin stage. Pods can be left to mature and the black beans stored for use as a dry bean. Fine texture, buttery flavor.

Amazing Recipes of Pencil pod beans (Coming Soon)

Greenhouse to Your House

This clever wax bean dish is a cross between a salad and a side dish: it’s served warm but loaded with the bright, fresh flavors of tomatoes and basil.


This flavorful long-simmered dish is a nice change from the usual quick sautés, and it’s an especially good method for overgrown beans that can be a little woody.


it’s served warm but loaded with the bright, fresh flavors of tomatoes and basil.beans that can be a little woody.

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