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Organic Dow Purple Pod Pole Bean

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organic bean seedsOrganic Dow Purple Pod Pole Bean

1 ounce seed packet


Dow Purple Pod is a vigorous climber with 7 to 8 inch long, purple podded snap beans.

The flowers are a lovely purple just like the beans.

The interior of the bean pods are almost neon green and are an amazing contrast to the purple exterior.

The seed is white colored, with a very delightful intense "bean" flavor.

Dow Purple Pod is a rare variety originally from Illinois.

Turns back green when cooked.

They do have some strings.

One of Farmer John's favorites for tenderness and true bean flavor.

Vines can grow to 6 feet in length. 

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1.5" 75 7-10 4-6" 4-6" 24 lb. (fresh) Full

Planting Tips for Heirloom Beans:

50-60 days for green, 100+ days for dry beans. Not cold tolerant, beans need warm soil of 65° or higher. Grow best in full sun with well watered soil. Regular harvesting of the young pods will ensure a greater yield. Boost yields and germination by adding inoculants.

Avoid planting in soil that stays wet.  Heirloom bean diseases thrive in wet conditions, and the roots may not get enough oxygen.

Heirloom beans like soil that is slightly acid, about 6.5.  This can be achieved by adding mulched pine needles, peat moss or sulfur. 

Try wide row growing for bush beans.  Make your heirloom bean rows three across instead of just one.  Three wide is perfect because most people can reach across that width.  You can grow 3 times the amount of heirloom beans in the same space, you reduce the amount of area for weeds, and you'll save on water.



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