Beans Pole, Yard Long Noodle King by Renee's Garden
Pole Beans: Yard Long Noodle King
Our tendercrisp, flavorful Noodle King selection is easy to grow and yields earlier than other Yard Long varieties, with more weather flexibility, allowing gardeners all over the country to grow them successfully. These amazingly long, slender green pods can easily reach 12-18 inches!
Prepare crispy Noodle King beans quickly: sauté, stir-fry or deep fry tempura-style. Their crisp, juicy texture and fine flavor makes these delicious beans a real gourmet treat to grow and enjoy in abundance fresh from the garden.
START SEEDS OUTDOORS
In late spring, once night temperatures stay securely above 55°F (13°C), plant seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Erect strong stakes, tripod poles or trellis at planting time to support vines. Plant 1 in. deep & 4 inches apart along a trellis; around tripods or stakes, plant 4 to 6 seeds about 4 in. from each pole, thinning seedlings to 3 best plants per pole.
Yard Long beans are easy to grow as long as you have plenty of sunshine & warm weather. Do not plant too early as cold conditions prevent good germination & growth. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away; new seedlings will catch up quickly. Birds are attracted to young seedlings; watch carefully & protect with netting if necessary. Avoid harvesting beans in wet conditions.
HARVEST AND USE
For the best yields, pick beans frequently, at least every 2 or 3 days. Harvest these astonishingly long, crispy pods when beans are still pencil thin, the pods snap when bent & before the seeds have filled out inside; generally when about 12 to 18 inches long. If the pods get too thick & bulky, they will be fibrous & tough.
Chop the green, skinny pods into 2-3 inch pieces & quickly stirfry or sauté to enjoy their mild, nutty flavor. Try quickly cooking them Asian style with sautéed garlic & ginger, finishing the dish with a little toasted sesame oil & sesame seeds or toasted peanuts. You’ll love them!