Provider Bean​


  • Bush bean
  • Excellent flavor
  • Disease resistant
  • Cool weather tolerant
  • Snap bean
  • 150 Seeds/30g

Item Details

Known as the most dependable early green bean, this easy-to-grow variety offers excellent flavor and is one of the best for freezing and canning. It germinates well in cooler soil, adapts to diverse soil and climate conditions, and is disease-resistant. Round, straight pods grow heavily on compact plants. Introduced in 1965 by horticulturist Dr. Hoffman of the U.S. Vegetable Laboratory in South Carolina. Bush habit, snap, 50-55 days.

History of the Plant

‘Provider’ was bred and released by the USDA Vegetable Breeding Laboratory at Charleston, South Carolina in 1966. It has a complex parentage that includes ‘Valentine’, ‘Logan’, ‘Ashley Wax’, ‘Asgrow St. Greenpod’ and ‘Commodore’. Each ounce is approximately 80 seeds.

Learn How to Grow Provider Bean

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1"

Rows Apart: 36-48"

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



Prefers a sandy or loamy soil that is well-drained to prevent root rot. A pH of 6.0 will keep plants healthy and nourished.



Will thrive in various soilless mixes, including a blend of peat and perlite.



Thrives in a variety of hydroponic systems.




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.



A non-fussy variety, bush beans require only moderate levels of fertilization if soil quality is poor. Beans produce their own nitrogen, so if you wish to use a fertilizer, select one that is lower in nitrogen and higher in phosphorous and potassium.



 Should be harvested when the beans are firm and snap easily off the plant. Beans can be harvested by hand, but be careful: a heavy tug can break the plant. Pick every other day to keep the plants producing.



Keep bean plants well picked for maximum productivity.



Use mulch to keep soil moist and suppress weeds.




A good source of carbohydrates, vitamin(s) A, C, and K, folate, and manganese.



The nutrients found in green beans are cited as being beneficial to the heart, colon, and general stomach health.

Amazing Recipes of Provider Bean (Coming Soon)

Greenhouse to Your House

This is a flavorful, simple way to dress up plain steamed green beans for an easy side dish that practically cooks itself while you are getting the rest of the meal together.


Here’s a fast, efficient way to cook green beans (and other vegetables), eliminating the fuss of bringing a large pot of water to a boil or draining the veggies. (Cost for 4: $1.12)


Sautéed Green Beans With Garlic is a delicious recipe with fresh green beans and fresh garlic! Served slightly crisp they are a family favorite!


Buttery Sautéed provider Beans are the PERFECT side dish to accompany anything

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