Purple Podded Pole Bean
- Pole beans
- Reddish Purple, stringless pods
- Snap bean
Plants of this historic variety climb vigorously to 6' to show off an abundance of reddish-purple pods that are high-quality, hearty, and stringless. The pods grow 5-7"-long and turn to light green when cooked. Henry Field discovered this variety in an Ozarks garden in the 1930s. Pole habit, snap, 68 days.
Learn to Grow Purple Podded Pole Bean
Direct Seed: 2" Apart
Seed Depth: 1"
Support: Trellis, tepee, or fencing
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields.
Ratings & Reviews
Great looking, taste okay but have strings
I Am unsure if it's because of weather (We had a prolonged wet spring and early summer then it turned scorching hot) or something else is going on, but my purple podded pole beans have strings. I tried to let them to go 7 inches but they started getting tough so now I pick them when they are about 4 inches. Early on they didn't seem to want to climb the poles, preferring to wave around. I finally tied them to the poles. After they started flowering profusely they started wrapping around the poles. Their flowers are beautiful!!