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Mascotte Bush Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris 'Mascotte'

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Mascotte Bush Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Mascotte') at Bast Brothers Garden Center

Mascotte Bush Bean fruit

Mascotte Bush Bean fruit

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Height:  16 inches

Spacing:  3 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


Compact bush variety with an excellent disease package; ideal for containers, window boxes and garden beds; produces long and slender green pods that are crunchy and delicious; perfect for fresh eating, steaming, roasting or pickling

Edible Qualities

Mascotte Bush Bean is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces green long pods which can be harvested at any point. The pods have a delicious taste and a crunchy texture.

The pods are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Pickling
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Mascotte Bush Bean will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 inches apart. This fast-growing vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average conditions that are neither too wet nor too dry, and is very intolerant of standing water. This plant does not require much in the way of fertilizing once established. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Mascotte Bush Bean is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing the canvas against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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