The seeds of this variety are light buff colored splashed with dark brown, said to resemble a rattlesnake’s coloration. Rattlesnake is known for heat resistance and also the ability to produce enormous crops of beans for freezing and canning. Can also be used as a shell bean or “shellies.” The plants love to climb and can grow up to 10′ tall. Pods grow 7-8″ long. Starts producing at 60 days and will continue all season if keep well picked.

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Seed Type


Latin Name:

Phaseolus vulgaris

Alternate Names

Preacher Bean

Plant Type:


Bean Type:

Snap, Shelling

Support Needed:



4-8 days


60-70 days


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct sow after danger of frost has passed

Planting Depth:



Space seeds 2" apart in the row; rows 3-4' apart

Seed Count:

+/- 90 per ounce; 1,450 per pound

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