GREEN BEAN, SNAP BEAN FACTS

Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600227
10/13/97

GREEN BEAN, SNAP BEAN FACTS


Availability: mid July through mid September                

Days to Maturity: 45-60 days (bush)                         
                  60-70 days (pole)                         

Approximate Yield/10 feet of row: 12 pounds (bush)          
                                  15 pounds (pole)          
Per Person Requirements:                                    

  Fresh: 15 feet of row (bush)                              
         5-6 feet of row(pole)                              
Preservation: 15-20 feet of row (bush)                      
               8-10 feet of row (pole)                      

Weights:                                                    
  1 pound = 3 cups, cut up                                  
  1 peck = 8 pounds                                         
         = 24 cups cut up                                   
         = 10-12 pints frozen                               
         = 4-5 quarts canned                                
  12 quart basket = 18-20 pounds                            
                  = 24 pints frozen                         
                  = 8-12 quarts canned                      
  1 bushel = 30 pounds                                      
           = 40 pints frozen                                
           = 12-20 quarts canned                            


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