What are the pros? Dependable producer
What are the cons? Prone to lodging
Grew this bean out the past two seasons. Reliable producer with white blooms and white seed. Excellent disease resistance and eating quality. I tend to pick when no thicker than a pencil but that is just personal preference as larger pods develop no strings and still can be eaten. From my observations this bean will yield no matter how close you plant nor how poor the soil is. Would be an excellent variety for a first time gardener because you are guaranteed to get a harvest with little work. The only problem I can see with cantare is that it is prone to lodge. A big factor is planting to close and in poor soil. My first year I did exactly this which resulted in more than 1 in 5 plants lodging. Second year I spaced further apart in richer soil. Out of the 25 plants I grew still 2 lodged. I only saved seed from the biggest and thickest stemmed plants which will hopefully remedy this problem. I highly recommend cantare if a high yielding french style green bean is desired.
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