This Dutch wax bean is unique. It has very pretty purple stripes mottled over creamy yellow pods. Both the yield and the flavor of the flat 5" long bean are remarkably good. The combination of unusual appearance and excellent eating qualities make for a delicious conversation piece. Few varieties in the catalog produce more compliments that this one. 1 oz. Packet (approx. 75 seeds).
Outside- Bush type: 1” deep and 4-6” apart with soil temperatures above 60 degrees and after the last frost. Planting under 60 degrees results in poor germination. Pole type: Plant 1” deep and 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth. Drying type: 1” deep and 5-6” apart. Leave beans on the plant until the leaves are falling and pods are dry and withered
Harvest- Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually to prolong production.
Tips- Water well during hot dry period and do not over fertilize which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth. Adding inoculant at planting time aids in a larger harvest and more robust plants. Plant seeds every 2-3 weeks for continual harvest throughout the summer.