Save the bean from the Fortex pole bean plant by allowing the pod to dry out completely on the vine. Then, cut the pod from the plant and remove seeds from the pod casing. Store in cool, dry area for next year's planting. Fortex is an open-pollinated bean and produces seeds that reproduce plants identical to the mother plant.
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