Empress Bean

Empress Bean



  • 50 seeds Packet
  • Best Seller
  • Organic
  • Our best fresh-eating snap bean
  • 5-6″ stringless pods
  • 55 days


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Item Details

Empress Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris ‘Empress’): Our very best snap bean for fresh eating, freezing, or processing, the Empress bean offers incredible flavor. The vigorous plants produce heavy yields of large, straight, green, 5-6” stringless pods. Plant in succession for fresh beans throughout the season. Introduced by Gurney’s in 1979 as Experimental Bean 121 and later renamed Empress. Bush habit, snap, 55 days. ±1,500 seeds/lb.


Learn to Grow Empress Bean

Instructions – Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields.

Planting Benefits:

  1. Fast Growing: Empress beans are a fast-maturing variety, typically ready for harvest in about 50-60 days.
  2. High Yield: These plants are known for their high yield.
  3. Disease Resistance: They are known for their resistance to common bean diseases.
  4. Bush Variety: As a bush variety, these beans don’t require trellising and take up less space in the garden.
  5. Adaptable: These beans can grow well in various climatic conditions.


Health Benefits:

  1. Rich in Protein: Empress beans provide a good amount of plant-based protein, an essential nutrient for growth and repair in the body.
  2. High in Fiber: They are a good source of dietary fiber, promoting healthy digestion.
  3. Rich in Iron: These beans are a good source of iron, an essential nutrient for blood health.
  4. Good for Bone Health: They contain a good amount of calcium and magnesium which promote bone health.
  5. High in Vitamins: They are high in several vitamins, including B vitamins, supporting a range of bodily functions.


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