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Golden Butterwax Bush Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris 'Golden Butterwax'

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Golden Butterwax Bush Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Golden Butterwax') at Roger's Gardens

Golden Butterwax Bush Bean fruit

Golden Butterwax Bush Bean fruit

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


High yields on vigorous, bush type plants, perfect for large containers or small gardens; produces butter yellow wax beans reaching 5 inches in length; rich in flavor, great for canning, freezing, salads and steaming

Edible Qualities

Golden Butterwax Bush Bean is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces yellow long pods which are harvested from mid summer to early fall. The pods have a pleasant taste and a crisp texture.

The pods are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Pickling
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Golden Butterwax Bush Bean will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. This fast-growing vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average conditions that are neither too wet nor too dry, and is very intolerant of standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.

Golden Butterwax Bush Bean is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing the canvas against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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