Purple POLE Beans recommendations?

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Re: Purple POLE Beans recommendations?


Post: # 5853Unread post rxkeith
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:38 pm

my uncle steve italian pole bean is purple and green. pretty darn good eating too.
i swapped annette, in nanaimo some seeds to compare with her own purple and green italian heirloom that she
has been growing. she might be good as an in country source if you want to try them. i was able to save a pound or two
of seed this year, so have plenty to spare.


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Re: Purple POLE Beans recommendations?


Post: # 5897Unread post PlainJane
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:09 am

I love the flavor of red noodle beans! Plus, you’re right - they keep producing in July and August when the others poop out.
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Post: # 42955Unread post karstopography
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:41 pm

root_grow wrote: Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:34 am I grew Blauhilde a few years ago, they were tasty, tender, not stringy. Now I'm tempted to grow them again next season. I already have some Carminat to try out.

I didn't enjoy the Purple Podded Poles at all, I thought they were tough and tasted like grass. I really want all beans to be like those delicate, rich French filet beans though...
How did Carminat turn out? I planted some and they look strong so far, just getting to the beginning of the vining time. I have some Tamara romano type I might try too.
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Post: # 42983Unread post root_grow
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:11 am

[mention]karstopography[/mention] I loved the Carminat! I expected them to be not quite as good as the green beans, since so many purple things are a bit more fun but a little less delicious, but actually they were sweeter and more tender than the Fortex right next to them. They froze nicely too. I'm growing them again this year. :)

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Post: # 43002Unread post Gardadore
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:59 am

Here is a link to Blue Coco at Fedco Seeds. These are the only purple I have grown but are excellent.
https://www.fedcoseeds.com/seeds/blue-c ... e-bean-295

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Post: # 43037Unread post pepperhead212
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:57 pm

I have grown a number of purple podded pole beans, and many were prone to rust, and many were stringy, even when very small. Blauhilde is the best one I found - stringless, until very large, and the seeds become noticeable in the pod. Only slightly prone to rust, compared to others. Also, it is the earliest bean for me every season.

Other purple podded pole beans are some long beans, the best one being the Thai purple podded long bean, which is the earliest long bean I've grown (almost as early as blauhilde), doesn't get hollow, like green long beans I've grown, and no problems with heat, like other purple pods tend to have. Chinese red noodle get even longer, before the seeds start to show (I've gotten some over 30"), but are more prone to rust, and don't begin producing until about 85 days from planting. Also resistant to heat, producing @over 100° before, though the heat seemed to hollow them some.
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