This bean produces smooth, straight, purple pods, approximately 6 inches long. Once cooked, these delicious beans turn green. They can be consumed raw, cooked, or preserved.
Directly sow your bean seeds in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun at least one week after the last frost. Plant them 1 inch deep and 6 inches apart. Germination should occur within 10 days of planting.
Keep the soil moist by mulching around the base of the plants and water them at least once a week. Your first beans should appear approximately 10 weeks after germination. Beans taste best and are most tender when they are no larger than a pencil. Daily harvesting will improve plant productivity.