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Thai Purple Podded Yard Long Bean (25-35 seeds) (LG117) $2.50

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Thai Purple Podded Yard Long Bean

         
 
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Vigorous, high-yielding Thai variety. The lovely, deep purple pods have green tips, are crisp and stay tender to amazing lengths, often reaching 20 inches! The productive variety is a local favorite in Thailand where long beans are appreciated as a very important staple crop.

 
Thai Purple Podded Yard Long Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

94.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dan
Location:
Washington DC, DC, United States
Date:
January 30, 2016
          5.0
 
Easy to grow and pick
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Can't miss

What are the cons? Almost too abundant

Review:

My favorite long bean simply because the purple color makes them easy to harvest, compared to green ones, which tend to blend in. They are great stir-fried or baked, but not the best steamed--their texture is a bit odd for that. I prefer Calima bush and Fortex pole (which Rareseeds doesn't offer...sigh!) for steaming. You get pounds of beans weekly from these plants. They need a strong, fairly high trellis and do tend to take over so give them plenty of space and don't be afraid to trim them back when they start invading.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Meli
Location:
Saint Louis, MO, United States
Date:
January 13, 2016
          5.0
 
Does not disappoint
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Everything and heat

What are the cons? nothing?

Review:

I love these beans so much! I grow two different varieties on my seventh floor balcony in small plastic pots (8 in diameter, 2 plants per pot). They are hearty little beasts. Excessive rain? No problem. Forget to water them? No problem. 105F week of heat? They love it. 10000% Humidity? They are in heaven. Earlyish producers and keep producing into early October (as long as it's warm still). I have no idea why people even bother growing normal green beans. These have no strings, no fuss, and taste better. Unlike the purple version of green beans, these do not lose their beautiful color when saut?ed. They are beautiful vining on my balcony and have lovely flowers. I highly recommend them for containers. They are also great for beginner gardens. Fast growing, flashy, yummy, and super easy to care for, they are the perfect starter plant to get someone hooked on gardening and heirlooms!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
mutt lover
Location:
Quincy, IL, United States
Date:
January 3, 2016
          5.0
 
Used them for their looks.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? They are beautiful.

What are the cons? None

Review:

Have to confess I've never actually harvested them and eaten them. They are not nearly as fussy as regular green beans, tolerate heat and humidity much better it seems. So I grew them as decorations across my front porch. They are so pretty growing thickly up fishing line across my porch, shading it and providing privacy. I grew them for the flowers and the look of those long purple beans. And I was very happy with them. Maybe next time I'll actually try eating a few.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DougK
Location:
Hart, MI, United States
Date:
November 22, 2015
          5.0
 
Very nice bean.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Effortless, unusual

What are the cons? None

Review:

Every year I try something new. This was one of them for 2015. Western Lower Michigan, zone 6A. Planted these a little late, and used a teepee type trellis, which was too thick for the beans to grab onto - so I tied them for a little bit. Nice bean - never got around to cooking them, we ate them raw. Loved the look on peoples faces when they saw them. Took them out to Burning Man to share at our potluck - hahahahaha! I have saved seed and will grow these again - they produced very well up here in the north.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tina
Location:
Durango, CO, United States
Date:
September 3, 2015
          2.0
 
Thai Purple Long Bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, beautiful flowers

What are the cons? Woody

Review:

Beautiful prolific plant, but next year I will use my garden space for a more flavorful variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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