(OPEN-POLLINATED) HEIRLOOM. 55 days. Bright purple, stringless, slightly curved 5” pods turn green when cooked. Distinctive purple foliage and purple flowers. Very ornamental and tasty! Germinates well even in cold wet soil. USES: Canning, Freezing, Fresh Markets, Home Gardens (BCMV) Approximately 80 seeds per ounce or 1,370 seeds per pound
Companions: Beet (to bush beans only), cabbage family, carrot, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pea.
Allies: Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles. Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles. Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor.
Enemies: Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans.
* Nitrogen-fixer in the soil – chop up plant and work it back into the soil.
BEAN: Disease Resistance and Tolerance Key
AN – Anthracnose
BCMV – Bean Common Mosaic Virus
DM – Downy Mildew
FW – Fusarium Wilt
NY15 – New York 15
PM – Powdery Mildew
PMV – Pod Mottle Virus
PRSV – Papaya Ring Spot Virus
R – Rust