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Dragon Tongue Bush Bean Phaseolus vulgaris

Exposure
  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
2'6" 12"
Height
2' - 2'6"
Spread
8" - 12"
  • Details

    Features

    Garden VALEDICTORIAN.

    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.

    Edible
    Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    4 - 6 Inches
    Spread: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White - not grown for flowers
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Consistent
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses 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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