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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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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: 39
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Steve
Location:
waldorf, MD
Date:
December 11, 2014
          5.0
 
My First Bean...
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? None

Review:

Grew these at age 7, in 1959!!! Amazingly beautiful, and productive...steam or boil and watch them suddenly change to brilliant green....and, they're delicious. Been growing them ever since. No seed collection is complete without them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Linda
Location:
Castlewood, VA
Date:
November 2, 2014
          5.0
 
Purple podded pole beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Very easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

I planted only a dozen beans, but reaped baskets full, froze some and let others dry. I have never had a bean to produce like these. It makes a wonderful large dried bean. The vines are absolutely beatiful. They reach 10 to 12 ft high, had toget a step ladder to pick. You have to pick before the bean sets on to be tender. A great tasting bean.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Scubaandie
Location:
Columbia, MD
Date:
September 14, 2014
          5.0
 
My new fave this year
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? easy

What are the cons? plan more 4 low germination

Review:

This bean didn't have a brilliant start. In fact, I gavw up on it because of the location and after the 14 days there was nothing I could see past my crazy tomatoes. But 2 maybe 3 beans made plants and I am drowning in beans. This is my new fave. No matter how big they get, they remain tender. And they are a workhorse.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
widowbryant
Location:
Hillsboro, OH
Date:
September 9, 2014
          3.0
 
Prolific but not so tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? prolific

What are the cons? taste is blah. Beans are tough

Review:

True that this plant is prolific, but if the pods get large they are stringy and tough. Not my favorite bean. I am surprised at the description which states that they are stringless, because that's not true with mine. When they get to the size in the photo, the bean definitely develops strings that peel away when the stem end is snapped off for cooking. Otherwise, they get stuck in your teeth. Picked young, they might be better, but I prefer a large bean on the plate, or for dipping in a sauce. The flavor is just sort of blah, not really beany nor sweet. I had to cook them in chicken broth to give them some flavor, while I usually prefer a quick steam. I will admit that soil & weather conditions definitely contribute to flavor, so I might try these again some day. But I definitely prefer the sweet red runner beans, so they'll probably win when it comes to deciding garden space for next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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Nickname:
BradC
Location:
Portage, IN
Date:
August 27, 2014
          4.0
 
Very prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early and vigorous

What are the cons? stringy

Review:

Overall I like this bean and think I'll grow more next year. The bean pods are beautiful and easy to see when picking. They took off far earlier than the other two pole varieties I grew this year. They produced beans about 4 weeks earlier as well. If they get too big they will get stringy so better to pick them smaller.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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