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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: 27
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

96.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jeff
Location:
Fort Wayne, IN
Date:
July 22, 2014
          5.0
 
Very Prolific
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Bug Resistant

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is the second year I have grown these beans. I have typically grown Kentucky Wonder Pole, but the last couple years I grew those I experienced extensive damage due to the Mexican Bean Leaf Beetle. Ugh. I initially ordered these seeds because of the uniqueness of the purple color--which I assure you does not disappoint. What I quickly discovered, though, is that the beetles seemed to have very little interest in these beans and their leaves. As an additional benefit...they are very easy to spot while harvesting. :) Highly recommend!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Jeff 22 Jul 2014

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kurt
Location:
Austin, TX
Date:
June 10, 2014
          5.0
 
Beautiful prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, colorful

What are the cons? None

Review:

I'm growing these this year and they are doing great. Beautiful color on the pods, very productive, and easy to harvest compared to bush beans. 6' tall? They've outgrown my 8' trellis and are still going!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Kurt 10 Jun 2014

3 out of 3 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

7 out of 7 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

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