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Bean Seeds, Purple Podded Pole Bean

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Purple Podded pole beans climbing up to 8′ high, will make a splash in the garden when their deep violet pods begin to grow, making it easy to find and pick your bounty.

Grows well in cooler conditions and producing earlier than many other types of bean, this is a good heirloom bean for most gardens.

Seeds inside the slightly flattened, stringless pods turn brown once they mature and dry, but pods are usually picked immature when about 5–8″ long and eaten fresh.

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  • Botanical Name - Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Treated - No
  • Stringless - Yes
  • Bean Type - Snap
  • Pod Color - Straight, Slightly Flattened, Deep Violet
  • Seed Color - Brown
  • Germination Time - 8-21 Days
  • Days to Maturity -75 Days
  • Maximum Height - Trellis
  • Fruit / Blossom Size - 5-8 in Pods
  • Breed - Open Pollinated
  • Germination Rate – 90%
  • Lifecycle – Annual
  • Watering – 1 inch per week
  • Sow Method – Direct Sow or Transplant
  • Sow Depth 1 inch
  • Plant Spacing 4-8 inch

CLASSIFICATION: OPEN POLLINATED, HEIRLOOM, POLE

Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year. 

All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom.

This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.

COMPANIONS:

  • Beet
  • Cabbage Family
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Pea

ALLIES:

  • Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles
  • Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles
  • Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor

ENEMIES:

  • Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans

Nutritional Value & Health Benefits

Snap beans, string beans, and pole beans are the immature pod and beans of dried legumes. All of these will mature to produce fat seeds and tough inedible pods. The nutritional profile of mature dried beans is very different from that of green beans. Green beans are a good source of carbohydrates. They are a moderate source of protein, dietary fiber, Vitamin C and beta carotene. The beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body. Green beans also contain small amounts of calcium and other trace nutrients. Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup fresh cooked fresh green beans)

  • Calories 15
  • Dietary fiber 1.6 grams
  • Protein 1 gram
  • Carbohydrates 3.5 mg
  • Vitamin A 340 IU
  • Vitamin C 7.5 mg
  • Folic Acid 21 mg
  • Calcium 31.5 mg
  • Iron .4 mg
  • Potassium 94.5 mg