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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: 10
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Julie Gardens
Location:
St Louis, MO, United States
Date:
February 19, 2015
          5.0
 
Keeps making beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Yummy and prolific

What are the cons? none

Review:

These plants are amazing. A dozen plants creates enough beans for two people to eat fresh beans several times a week throughout most of the summer. My mistake was a poor trellising job (too short and too many beans on the trellis), which made it easy for the beans to hide (yes even 18 inch long purple beans can get lost). I have found that picking when they are the width of a pencil, 12" long makes for the best texture and flavor--the texture is unpleasant when fat enough to see the bean bumps within the pods. I have grown them for two summers, one hotter than normal and one cooler than normal and in both cases the plants continued to make beans and beans all summer up until frost. Plus they keep their purple color when cooked, which I prefer saut?ed in a little olive oil not boiled. They are an unusual-looking bean so they are fun to show around. In my tiny garden it is plants that really earn their keep that get a return performance. These I will grow every year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shannon
Location:
Fresno, CA
Date:
August 24, 2014
          5.0
 
Great
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great germination, prolific

What are the cons? None

Review:

Great bean, grew faster then other beans. Beans taste great. I will definitely grow again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dee Dee
Location:
Sacramento, CA
Date:
August 24, 2014
          5.0
 
Excellent Market Crop
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Grows fast, attracts customers

What are the cons? none

Review:

How is it that we don't see this variety more? It's fantastic! I started selling it at the market and it's been a customer magnet for sure. I'll be saving seed and planting many more rows next year since everyone loves it so much. And here's a cooking tip: Tell your customers steaming is best for keeping color but if boiling, cook whole and cut it up afterwards. The cut edges seem to soak up extra water and the texture is best when uncut. Hope this helps! :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rat
Location:
St Charles, MO
Date:
August 6, 2014
          5.0
 
Productive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Many

What are the cons? O

Review:

Soaked 32 seeds overnight in warm water and planted them in a section of garden 1ft x 8ft in May. All came up. Lost one bc I accidentally kicked it over. Grew up a trellis. Had beans in early July. Have to pick them every two days. Got a pound of beans every two days so far. If you wait until the beans inside start to plump up, the pod will be spongy. Taste good boiled like regular beans but are great in a stir fry or grilled. No fuzz like common beans and no string. Takes a lot less time to pick, just make sure not to damage the little nose in between a pair of beans because it will flower again and make more beans. Also takes a lot less time to clean and than common beans. A lot less bug bites (maybe because they are above ground. Earlier than bush beans planted at the same time. Tolerates the heat great which is why I used them. Overall best bean I've ever grown. However a green variety might be better because the red one turns bluish and some sloughs off into the wate

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sue
Location:
Norfolk, VA
Date:
September 13, 2013
          5.0
 
Beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? fast germination & growth

What are the cons? none

Review:

So far we are very impressed with these beans. We did not plant these until mid August and we already have long purple bean pods cascading down the plant. The beans appeared suddenly. One day we were looking at the pretty flowers and a few days later we found some long beans,over a foot long! How did we miss the beans? These beans definitely need a tall trellis. We have not yet tasted these but will report back after the first sampling.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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