Phaseolus vulgaris – Dragon Tongue – Bush Bean

Garden Height
24 - 30
4 - 6
8 - 12
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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.

  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Edible

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)

Uses Notes:

Best grown in garden beds and raised beds.

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Consistent

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Hardiness Zones: 11b

Flower Form: Landscape

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