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Purple Podded Pole Bean
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Purple Podded Pole Bean (40-60 seeds) (BN114) $3.00

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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 1930s and is still requested by many old-timers of this region. The pods are bright purple, stingless, and tender. Plants grow to 6’ and produce heavy yields.
 
Purple Podded Pole Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 72
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

91.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Zoe
Location:
Boston, MA, United States
Date:
September 1, 2018
          5.0
 
Fantastic bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Fantastic taste, beautiful

What are the cons? see below

Review:

I grew these in my container garden along with cantare green beans. While not as productive as the cantare, these far surpass them in taste and beauty. Will plant these every summer from now on with some changes. I used a tomato cage and a 12 inch pot for three plants and next year will definitely give them more room as well as try to use a trellis so the vines don't keep wrapping around each other. So far have only eaten them fresh off the vine. Some pods have gotten too big before I could pick them and so will save those for dried beans. The plants were the first in my garden to germinate and yet took forever to produce. It seems like others have noticed this so I don't think it was anything I did.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Naomi1962
Location:
Manville, NJ, United States
Date:
August 15, 2018
          5.0
 
The best string beans ever
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very prolific, tastes great.

What are the cons? None

Review:

I bought these seeds to try a new variety, and they are fantastic. The catalog says they grow to 6 ft, mine are over 7 ft. Tall. Pods are a beautiful purple which changes to green when they're cooked. You don't miss any while you're picking because of the coloration. They will probably be the only ones I grow next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kristin
Location:
Middlesex, NY, United States
Date:
January 7, 2018
          4.0
 
Terrific Dried Bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, vigorous, prolific

What are the cons? Mediocre fresh eating

Review:

Grew these summer 2017 in the Finger Lakes region in NY. Planted two 3-pole teepees with 3 beans at each pole. Germination was excellent. Growth was slow in the beginning but then the vines were enormous and lush for weeks before I saw any sign of blossom. Was worried my soil chemistry was off, but then they exploded into blossom. After a few pounds of fresh beans (steamed, roasted, stir fried) I gave up on them because the flavor was so bland. Decided to let the beans mature on the vine and and see what they tasted like dry. Holy smokes. They were fantastic!! Maybe the best dried bean I've ever eaten. Slightly larger than a pinto, they cook into a deep, reddish brown. Very meaty, rich flavor. I'm planting double the amount next year just to reap the dry beans. Highly recommended!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Church garden
Location:
Shenandoah, PA, Aaland Islands
Date:
October 9, 2017
          5.0
 
Showstopper
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? tasty, beautiful, lots!

What are the cons? none

Review:

The first year I grew these, I put a few on a sunny porch. They were the talk of the neighborhood. They are a beautiful plant, they grew like crazy and produced like mad. We had a dry spell mid season while I was away, and the slowed down and got a bit peaky, but they bounced back. I planted more in the yard this year, and they did not disapoint.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cindy
Location:
Englewood, OH, United States
Date:
September 3, 2017
          5.0
 
Tasty Beautiful and Prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, beautiful, and prolific

What are the cons? None

Review:

I planted mid-July and I have picked four huge messes. Need to go out tomorrow and pick the fifth. I will plant again. We grew them on an arch and they covered it quickly and completely. Made picking very easy.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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