45 days. Longest shelf life of any variety makes it ideal for market growers. Extremely early, high yielding (“bountiful”) and bears continuously if kept regularly picked. Long, flat, broad, meaty, 6 to 7-in. pods are tender and stringless. Distinctive “beany” flavor. Heirloom favorite for canning and freezing since 1898. Rust and mildew resistant. Light-tan seeded.