I was so excited about growing these with my grandchildren! They look so fun. The package of 15 seeds came with only 2 viable beans to try to germinate. The rest were dust. VERY disappointed!
Dragon Tongue Bush Bean Phaseolus vulgaris
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This bean is a tasty heirloom that’s fun to grow!
These bright purple streaked yellow bush beans are delightfully delicious. Pick the tender young, stringless pods to eat fresh or let them mature a little longer to use as shelled beans. The more you harvest, the higher the yield for this 24-30” tall heirloom variety. Like magic, the purple coloring disappears when cooked.EdibleDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 - 30 InchesSpacing:4 - 6 InchesSpread:8 - 12 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:White - not grown for flowersFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:ConsistentUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Best grown in garden beds and raised beds.Maintenance Notes:
Planting: Sow directly outdoors after last frost once soil temperature reaches 60-85° Beans will rot in cold, damp soil. After planting, do not water until sprouts emerge unless the weather is very hot and dry. This is a warm season vegetable.
Eat fresh pods, shelled beans or dry for soups.
- Days to Germinate – 6-12 days
- Germination rate - 97%
- Direct Sow to Harvest – 55-60 days
- Planting Depth – 1”
- Plant Spacing After Thinning – 4”
- Row Spacing – 18-36”
- Exposure – Full sun (6+ hours)
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Joyce Rowe, California, United States, 32 weeks ago