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  • Thai Purple Podded Yard Long Bean
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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: 19
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

94.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lila
Location:
Keaau, HI, United States
Date:
March 29, 2016
          5.0
 
Easy Productive Tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? grew well in my climate

What are the cons? none

Review:

I grew these and the Thai # 2 Red-Seeded. Loved them both. The purple ones were great because they stood out from the green foliage, making them easier to pick. They both grew well in my warm, rainy, humid climate (Keaau, Hawaii), where some plants have trouble. We chopped them into 1-3" pieces and sauted with some garlic and oil. Mixed them with the green ones for a very pretty and yummy dish. I am not a green bean connoisseur; I never actually buy green beans, but since these will grow easily in my garden and I can harvest them for free, I really enjoy them! My 2-year-old loves to eat them raw from the garden. I got a ton of beans off of just a small, 12' long trellis. Had to pick very day or 2 to keep up. If I didn't feel like cooking beans that night, I would give them away or feed them to my goats, who very much appreciated them! I definitely plan on growing more of these, and the purple ones. I am also going to try other varieties, just for fun.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Crystal
Location:
Saratoga Zone 5a, NY, United States
Date:
February 12, 2016
          4.0
 
Good yield not a fan of taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful plant, easy to grow

What are the cons? Not a fan of the flavor

Review:

This is the first time I've tried growing long beans. I planted them along my garden fence and they trellised up and beyond with flare. They were a bit slow to start compared to my regular blue lake and yellow wax beans. They were a bit pale at first and I wasn't sure if something was wrong with them. But once they took off there was no stopping them. The beans are beautiful and different. I like almost every vegetable, but these didn't taste all that great to me. Not awful...I ate and froze what I picked. I know why they call them asparagus beans. I like asparagus, but I like green beans a lot better. Right now in February, these are the only green beans I have left in my freezer. Oh well. I saved some seed and will probably grow them next year for ornamental purposes and try another variety in the veggies garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 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

11 out of 12 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

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5 out of 7 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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