french bean pickings

Three to five pickings starting from 45 days after sowing at an interval of 5 days can be taken in french bean.

At IIHR, Bangalore 302 viable germplasm, belonging to Phaseolus vulgaris were collected  characterized and evaluated

crop information

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    French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) which is also called as Snap beans, Kidney beans, Garden beans, Bush beans is one of the most widely grown vegetables in India. It is an annual, self-pollinated, diploid  belongs to the family Fabaceae.

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    The green immature pods are cooked and eaten as a vegetable. Immature pods are marketed fresh, frozen or canned. Due to ample production and ease of mechanized harvesting, bush-type beans are often grown on the commercial farms.

  • grown in....

    In India, french bean is mainly grown in Maharashtra, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh Hills, Nilgiri (Tamil Nadu) & Palni (Kerala) hills, Chickmagalur (Karnataka) & Darjeeling hills (West Bengal).

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    French bean is an important leguminous crops which has higher nutritional index of protein in fresh pods (1.7%) as well as in dried seeds (21.1%) that serve as a cheap source of higher protein. It is also  an important pulse crop.