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Purple Podded Pole
 
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Purple Podded Pole Bean (40-60 seeds) (BN114) $2.75
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Purple Podded Pole Bean

         
 
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This delicious heirloom was discovered in the Ozark mountains by Henry Fields in the 1930’s and is still requested by many old-timers of this region. The pods are bright purple, stringless, and tender. Plants grow to 6’ and produce heavy yields.

 
Purple Podded Pole Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 25
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

96.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
mn
Location:
Hillsboro, TN
Date:
March 8, 2014
          5.0
 
Best bean
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Bugs ignore them

What are the cons? none

Review:

Have grown these for years. They do really well in southern middle Tennessee. The insects, especially bean beatles, don't bother them much.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By mn 8 Mar 2014

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KYweaver
Location:
Lexington, KY
Date:
January 25, 2014
          2.0
 
Alright
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Very Prolific, Attractive

What are the cons? Unpredictably stringy

Review:

Grew this in 2012 (extreme heat and drought) and 2013 (heavy rain and average heat). Both years the plants grew vigorously and set beans heavily. However, the beans developed very irregularly. Small ones would sometimes be tender, sometimes stringy. Large ones were almost always stringy. To make things worse, the pods themselves seemed fibrous, so removing the strings did not make them palatable. The fibers also did not soften with cooking or canning. Shame, because the blue-green leaves and purple pods are gorgeous, and the flavor is good.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By KYweaver 25 Jan 2014

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jill
Location:
Calistoga, CA
Date:
January 11, 2014
          5.0
 
Easy and sweet
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very easy growing

What are the cons? Med yield

Review:

This variety is one that takes very little care to produce. The plants nearly grew themselves in pretty unprepared soil. Extremely sweet and beautiful. I ate most of them while in the garden and cooked a few which added nice flavor and color to my dishes

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Jill 11 Jan 2014

8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JO
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Date:
August 10, 2013
          5.0
 
Prolific Beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? great producer

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is a great pole bean, very prolific. This is our second year growing them, and I wont grow them next year because our freezer is full of this years. Every day I go down and pick about a gallon bag worth of beans. I do like that you can pick them small for french bean type dishes, or let them get big and cut them up to top salads. Also they turn green when cooked which is a great built in timer. The freeze well with out blanching, not mushy when they come out at all even after a year in the freezer. They get very tall very fast so make sure you have ample trellis. We grew them on the outside arch of our green house (I have about ten of them planted there)and they've covered it over.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By JO 10 Aug 2013

10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SCF Chrissy
Location:
Mayville, MI
Date:
July 11, 2013
          5.0
 
Love these beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful plants, great taste

What are the cons? None

Review:

We love these beans. This is our second year growing them. After how well they grew last year, how much they produced, how good they taste, and how much easier they are to pick than bush beans, we decided to plant only this variety of beans this year. Delicious fresh, steamed, frozen, pickled...And the purple pods are a conversation starter. Plants are vigorous and hearty. GREAT choice for home gardeners!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By SCF Chrissy 11 Jul 2013

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