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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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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: 69
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

91.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 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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1 out of 1 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

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
li my
Location:
Milton, WI, United States
Date:
August 30, 2017
          5.0
 
GREAT
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? tender even when larger

What are the cons? wish germination was better

Review:

Tender even when larger, tasty like Kentucky pole beans, and stringless. The germination rate was not great; about 80% sprouted. Still, one packet looks to be enough for me to enjoy, and have enough to can up for the winter, since they ARE HEAVY PRODUCERS. Deep velvety purple color cooks up to a deep green. Very pretty served raw in salads if you like the purple color. Pods averaged 6"-8"in length and are slightly flattened, almost like an Italian green bean. Feed the plants right and keep them watered and you will be handsomely rewarded with plenty of tasty beans which will vine 10' long on your trellis. These may be the only bean, besides my favorite yellow, that I'll ever grow again. I grew the Blauhilde (also a tasty purple bean) but these were bigger and more plentiful by almost 100%. I will be eating well this winter!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
D
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Date:
August 23, 2017
          1.0
 
Really not very tasty.
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Good germination.

What are the cons? Taste. Japanese beetle magnet.

Review:

I should first say that this is my first experience growing a pole bean and I'm not too thrilled with the results. Germination was around 90% and the plant itself grew quite well without any disease and few mal-formed plants. the vines are around 10 ft tall after harvesting the first wave of beans up a stringed trellis. The beans were average to slow in maturity and produced 7 inch semi-flat beans. TASTE: GROSS. I'm a little confused when I see everyone writing how much they enjoyed the taste of this bean. My experience showed them to taste like musty cardboard. I've eaten them at all stages of maturity raw and feel and abject aversion to them like a would cilantro. WARNING: Japanese beetles were a strong problem with this crop. I've never had an issue with them until growing these beans. I've grown a few varieties of bush beans with no problem, but these bastards were swarming to the tops of the bean plants. They were uninterested in any other crop of mine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Carrie
Location:
Houston, TX, United States
Date:
June 16, 2017
          4.0
 
Delicious and easy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Quick, tasty, productive

What are the cons? Tough when large

Review:

Lovely bean that germinated fast and was heavily productive. It's tampered off now in the Houston heat, but 7 plants produced a few pounds of beans over the last three months. I trained them along my front fence and they were quite striking to look at. Be sure to pick daily, as they develop an inner hard skin that is unpleasant to eat. Small beans store well in the fridge and are pleasantly sweet and flavorful. Older leaves were heavily impacted by leafroller caterpillars despite efforts to contain them. Despite the damage plants still produced well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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