Bean, Pole Snap, 'Fortex'

We present you with a delicious French filet green bean that remains completely string-less, tender, and sweet while growing to over 11” in length. Wonderfully nutty and rich with the intense flavor of a filet bean. Smooth and sultry. There, I said it. If a bean can be called smooth and sultry, you have found it. Smashingly productive. Brilliant green round pods. 6-10’ vines. The running favorite among our commercial and home grower friends alike. Laborious seed to produce. Get them while you can! Reddish-brown seeds.
60 days. UO

Packet: 40 seeds

Product Code: BEA-FO-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info


Direct seed after the last frost date when the soil has warmed.

Pole beans produce over a long season so multiple sowings are unnecessary.

Note: Beans prefer well-drained soil.




4-6 seeds per linear foot in rows 12" apart. Depending on your trellis system, you may also sow 4-6 seeds around each pole.


5-10 days @ soil temp 65-90F


Full sun to part shade


Low to average. Beans prefer well-drained warm soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0.


Beans prefer warm soils and may rot at lower temperatures. This is particularly true for white-seeded varieties. You love beans. Patience.

To increase yields in areas where beans have not previously been grown, use an inoculant to introduce rhizobia bacteria into the soil.

Regular harvesting will encourage new pod set.

Pole beans require trellising, fencing, or poles!