Phaseolus vulgaris Item #3134 58 days. The snap bean (or green bean) is eaten pod and all, and is one of those vegetables that tastes significantly better when grown at home rather than bought at the grocery store. Blue Lake 274 produces a very large crop of round, 6″ pods all at once, on 16″-18″ tall, bushy plants; beans are stringless when picked young. Excellent flavor, one of the best for freezing. Also a good container variety. This packet sows two 6-foot rows.