Purple Podded Pole Beans are an Heirloom vegetable from the 1930's. The pods are flat reddish purple & turn green when cooked. If harvested young they are stringless, tender, & sweet. Plants grow to 6’ & produce heavy yields if the pods are harvested frequently.
Purple Podded Pole Beans do best grown on a support in the form of a trellis to keep the vines off the ground. You won't need to fertilize this crop in order to get a healthy yield.
Purple Podded Pole Beans prefer warm weather & soil. They should be grown when temperatures are over 68 F. Water at soil level rather from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.
Purple Podded Pole Beans are of the snap variety with pods approx. 5" - 7" long. They are suitable for fresh eating, canning, pickling, sauteing & more.
Sow outside: 6 weeks before average last frost for a late spring/summer crop. In areas with a long, cool spring, make successive plantings every 10 days until mid-May.
Sow outside: into warm soil after the last spring frost. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.
Days to emerge: 3 - 6
Seed depth: 1"
Seed spacing: 2" - 4"
Seed spacing: 2" + for mature plants.
Row spacing: 36" - 48"
Maturity: 65 - 75 days
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