Purple Podded Pole Bean

SKU: 0102 P50
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  • Pole beans
  • Reddish Purple, stringless pods
  • Snap bean

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Item Details

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.

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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!!

Wonderful heirloom pole bean


I love these beans. They are so prolific, even as the temps go up they keep producing. While some have strings, I find them so, so tender, even when on the larger size, so much so you can easily eat them raw. They are always super tender when cooked as well. I will always grow these beans and save the seed.