Green beans grow nearly year-round in South Florida. Avoid planting in July and August, when South Florida temperatures are too warm for bean production. Green beans grow best in well-drained, fertile soil and full sun. Plant when soil temperatures are more than 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
In South Florida, grow Bush Blue Lake, Contender, Roma II, Provider and Cherokee Wax bush bean cultivars. These varieties were productive in trials conducted by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences.
Grow McCasian, Kentucky Wonder and Blue Lake pole bean cultivars in South Florida. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences recommends growing these varieties with corn to provide support for the bean vines.
Lima bean cultivars grow in South Florida. Try growing Fordhook 242, Henderson and Jackson Wonder. Lima beans are susceptible to stink bug damage in South Florida gardens.
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