What are the pros? Vigorous, stringless, flavor
What are the cons? Benefits from regular watering
Vigorous vines, lovely deep-purple flowers & long slender beans, stringless, delicious, and very productive. We grew Thai purple podded bean on two 16’ cattle panels arched over the walk-way between two raised beds. The long beans hung down for grandrascals to easily see and pick. The busy vines provided shade for the hanging beans and late lettuce down in the beds.
We tried picking most at the young slender stage, but really they were quite good even when seeds were bulging. I was quite pleased to win a blue ribbon at our local county fair. So what the heck, I took them to the Missouri State Fair where bean competition can be seriously tough. Lo and behold, Thai purple won a blue ribbon there as well!
Thai purple podded was productive even when I worried more about nearby strawberries needing water. Each of the 3 varieties of long beans I’ve grown do well here in humid, hot West Central MO. I’ve had the best luck with Thai purple podded plus it has been the prettiest.
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