Dragon Tongue Bush Bean Seed

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Perhaps the best multi-purpose bean around. Save space with this wax-type bush-type bean, which produces a lot in a little space! This famous Dutch heirloom has an incomparable flavor, and the pretty yellow pods have dramatic purple streaks which are striking in the garden and on the plate. Treat it as a fresh snap bean, or let it mature and enjoy shelled beans, which are light brown with dark mottling. As a snap, harvest when the flat beans turn from lime green to buffed yellow with bright purple stripes. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 5-10. Soaking for 2 hours prior to planting will speed germination.
  • Days to maturity: 60
  • Start indoors: Not recommended.
  • Sow outdoors ½” deep in loamy soil
  • Spacing: 24” in rows 30” apart
  • Produce size: 7” pods
  • Yield: About 10 lbs. per 12’ row
  • Mature plant height: 24-30”
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: Unknown; originates from Italy, Turkey, Algeria and Lebanon

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