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Purple Podded Pole Bean
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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: 58
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

91.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
vintagecat
Location:
Lawrence, KS, United States
Date:
August 17, 2016
          5.0
 
A new garden standard
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Tender, sweet beany taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

We've had a rough year for gardening. Cold/wet and hot/dry with winds in cycles. Rampaging insects. We planted the Purple Podded Pole Bean on the east side of a 7'x7' tall A-frame. We also planted a 25' row of bush green beans which predictably put beans on prolifically and early but they were burnt out and insect eaten to the point of no return when we pulled them up in early July. The Purple Pole beans kept steaming onward through the heat, cool, wet, dry and have resisted the insects to a large degree. We are harvesting a half gallon of beans every other day in mid-August from a tiny garden footprint, The beans are easy keepers and taste fantastic. You do have to keep on top of them. In the high heat they want to set seed and can get tough but we pick them early and often to combat that tendency. Our plants are covered with flowers that should produce until frost. We have already outstripped production of that 25" row of bush beans. We will definitely plant these every year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chuck
Location:
Saint Paul, MN, United States
Date:
April 14, 2016
          5.0
 
Last seasons favorite
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very fast and prolific

What are the cons? none

Review:

This was our favorite pick last year! Great germination, grew very quickly, surpassing the sun flowers as the bunnies ate off the sunflower heads. Covered our regular wire fence thickly, looked really nice. We didn't even bother thinning, these things would fight whatever off if they needed to. We were amazed by the harvest, we planted a big late with Minnesota's growing season but still had an incredible amount of big, beautiful tender beans. So easy to spot too, unlike those sneaky green pole beans

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bostonbean
Location:
Greensboro, NC, United States
Date:
February 6, 2016
          5.0
 
Prolific and Tender
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, loads of beans

What are the cons? None

Review:

I've planted these 3 years running now and for good reason. It is a hardy plant that produces insane amounts of beans! It even laughed in the face of my Mexican Bean and Japanese Beetle invasion last year. A little slow to mature, but that's all forgotten when you have more yields than you know what to do with. Blanched and stir fried is my favorite. Even the huge, seemingly tough pods overlooked on earlier harvests prove tender. You won't be disappointed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jenny Wren
Location:
Independence, MO, United States
Date:
February 5, 2016
          2.0
 
Just ok
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? They are beautiful

What are the cons? Very stringy as the vines aged

Review:

Very pretty, easy to grow the first beans were great no strings at all but as the summer went on the plants slowed down in the heat and even the smaller beans all became very stringy so I quit picking them and used others for my canning. I won't grow again will try something else

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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