Provider Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris ‘Provider’): 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.
Learn to Grow Provider Bean
Instructions – Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields.
- Early Maturing: Provider beans are known for their early maturation, usually being ready to harvest in less than 60 days.
- High-Yielding: They produce a high yield, ensuring a bountiful harvest.
- Disease Resistance: Provider beans are resistant to many common bean diseases.
- Adaptable: These beans can thrive in a variety of climates and soil types.
- Bush Habit: Being a bush variety, Provider beans don’t require trellising and take up less space.
- Rich in Protein: They provide a high amount of plant-based protein, essential for muscle growth and repair.
- High in Fiber: Provider beans are a good source of dietary fiber, promoting healthy digestion.
- Rich in Vitamins: They are a good source of many essential vitamins, particularly Vitamin C and several B vitamins.
- Antioxidant-Rich: They contain antioxidants, which help to combat free radicals in the body.
- Low in Calories: These beans are low in calories, making them a good choice for those managing their weight.