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Purple Podded Pole Bean (40-60 seeds) (BN114) $3.00

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Purple Podded Pole Bean

         
 
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Pole, 70 days. 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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 62
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

91.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
ArtsiAnnie
Location:
Louisville, KY, United States
Date:
September 24, 2016
          4.0
 
Purple Podded Pole beans
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, productivity

What are the cons? cucumber beetles loved them

Review:

This is the first year I actually planted beans on a pole. To my amazement, they were inept at this task and were unable to wrap around a 2x2, so I tied them every few days. The taste was quite nice, they were tender and easy to pick. The vines are productive and grew well past 7 feet tall. What I couldn't believe was that cucumber beetles preferred these to everything in the garden except for cantaloupe. Keep in mind that I go out of my way to buy varieties that do not attract beetles since they are such an epidemic problem along with squash bugs and vine borers, so the squash and cucumbers I grow are unbothered...these still seemed to handle the chewing until I got them under control (always happens when we leave town for a week) and are still producing at the end of September. I will plant these again and see if the vines look any better if I stay on top of prevention next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
OlyBrian
Location:
Olympia, WA, United States
Date:
September 6, 2016
          5.0
 
Awesome plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Super productive

What are the cons? that i didn't plant more :(

Review:

Great pole bean, easy to find since they're purple! Everyone says they're sweeter than the green beans. Growing them on an arched trellis, vines reached 10/12 feet. FYI they turn green when you cook them and little kids think its cause they're magic beans.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Michelle
Location:
Athens, GA, United States
Date:
September 2, 2016
          4.0
 
michelle
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Beautiful plant, easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

Beautiful plant that required very little work. They would be exquisite on an arbor. I was not prepared this time for the height. Make sure you give them something high to wrap around. I simply wrapped them each day around the 5 ft cage I had for them. It engulfed it and cascaded down. Made the cage disappear and turned it into a work of art instead. If I had something taller this plant would have required no work at all. We were swarmed with pest this year but these hardly had any insect problems. Never saw a bug on them but did see a few holes in some of the leaves. Produced many pounds of wonderful silky beans. We have yet to try any but the little girl next door (4) loves them. They were planted June 1st and they are still producing three months later. Super easy plant to grow. One plant pays for the cost of the seeds and then some. We will be planting this every year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Julie
Location:
Groton, CT, United States
Date:
August 24, 2016
          5.0
 
Julie
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, direct sow

What are the cons? none!

Review:

These beans are honestly amazing. I started some inside and they died from the transplant to my outdoor garden. The beans THRIVE when they are directly sowed outside. I planted them later in the season (end of June) and these plants grew very quickly. The plants are beautiful poles with bright purple flowers. The yield is so high I have been harvesting a handful a day minimum for the previous five weeks! I would recommend growing these along a tall fence or trellis because the poles will grow to upwards of 7 feet. The beans are a beautiful deep purple and taste great both raw or cooked.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

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Marilyn
Location:
Royalston, MA, United States
Date:
August 20, 2016
          5.0
 
Purple Podded String Beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None so far

Review:

I am growing these right now and just picked my first beans a few days ago after getting a late start planting them this summer. These beans are very "beanie" tasting and are delicious both raw and cooked. I love them! The purple coloring changes to green while they cook, too . These plants are prolific as all get-out and mine have also grown to be about 7 feet tall now. I'm growing them in large planters on my back deck with long branches stuck into each planter so the vines will have something to crawl up on. The purple pods are very easy to see among the thick leaves and I love being able to find them so easily! The beans I picked had no strings on them at all and I picked them at about 6 inches long or longer. I'm definitely growing these next year and highly recommend them to everyone. I live on the border of NH and MA up in the mountains where our summers are a bit shorter and a bit cooler than the rest of MA. These are perfect for my area.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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