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Purple Podded Pole Garden Bean

Purple Podded Pole Garden Bean

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Purple Podded Pole Bean

70 days -  Also known as "Purple Peacock," Purple Podded Pole Bean is an heirloom discovered in the 1930s by Henry Field in the Ozark mountains and has remained a favorite among gardeners of the region. Once it starts producing, this vigorous vine produces a continuous harvest of flat, dark purple pods, measuring 5 to 7 inches in length and about 1/2 inch thick. The pods are tender, meaty, and stringless.

Vines grow up to 6 feet tall and are adorned with lilac-colored blossoms, adding to the visual appeal of the plant. Its purple pods are easy to spot amidst the foliage. The beans can be enjoyed raw when young or cooked in various dishes.

Each ounce is approximately 70 seeds.

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Planting Instructions:
Beans prefer well-drained, rich soil in a sunny location. Make sure you keep them well watered in the summer heat.

Beans are a tender vegetable and you should not plant them until all danger of frost has passed and the soil remains above 65ºF. Sow seeds 1-1½ inches deep, every two to three inches. Bush-type beans do not require support.

For seed saving, allow pods to remain on the plant until they are brittle and open easily. However, if you live in an area with a short growing season, harvest as close to dry as possible and finish drying indoors. Rain and freezing temps will damage beans.