Purple Podded Pole Bean
Regular price $2.95
Open pollinated. French Heirloom.
- 60 days.
- Tender, tasty, 6 - 8" long bluish-purple pods grow on productive vines.
- Buff colored seed, lilac flowers, tall vines form an attractive summer screen. Regular picking maintains production.
- Cultivated since 1775. Discovered by Henry Fields in the 1930's growing in a garden in the Ozarks.
Planting Directions: Direct sow in spring after frost danger has passed and soil temperature is a minimum of 60°, 70° is optimum. Plant 1”to 2” deep, 4-6” apart. Cultivate soil incorporating compost or a low nitrogen general purpose fertilizer. Keep soil moist until seed germinates, after that water moderately and regularly until harvest. Provide trellis for pole beans; bush beans do not need a trellis. After each picking water deep to prolong production.