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What Is the Difference Between the Germination of a Bean Seed & the Germination of a Corn Seed?

By Karen Carter ; Updated September 21, 2017
Corn and bean seeds grow quickly in warm weather.
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Both beans and corn are warm season crops and need soil temperatures of 60 degrees Fahrenheit or higher to germinate. Beans take eight to 10 days to emerge while corn emerges in four to seven days. Beans seeds stay viable for five years and corn seeds are viable for two years. Corn seeds have a higher tolerance for wet soil, since bean seeds will split and fail to germinate in wet soil.


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Karen Carter spent three years as a technology specialist in the public school system and her writing has appeared in the "Willapa Harbor Herald" and the "Rogue College Byline." She has an Associate of Arts from Rogue Community College with a certificate in computer information systems.