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Carminat Pole Bean (56 DAYS)

Phaseolus vulgaris


Slender round, 7-8” deep purple pods are top-notch for a haricot vert (French filet) pole bean. Forget some on the vine or not enough time to pick everyday; it's not problem, the larger beans still have excellent quality; in flavor, down home beany and slightly sweet and texture, snappy and crisp. Stringless.     

30 seeds



Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85 degrees F.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep 

Outside Sowing: After last frost with soil temperatures above 60 degrees F. Sow 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth. Planting in soil under 60 degrees results in poor germination. 

How much does a packet plant: 8 foot single row 

Harvest: Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually every 2-3 days to prolong production.

Tips: Grow in light, well-drained soil, provide adequate, even moisture, especially at flowering time. Dry soil can result in low yields and fibrous pods. Do not over fertilize with nitrogen 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. 



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my favorite pole bean varieties

I plant 16ft of pole beans on 7ft tall hog panels every year, and I like a variety, both for flavor, texture, and to cover bases for seasonal growing variances. After trying many varieties, the ones that I go back to every year are: Rattlesnake, Fortex, Carminat, Red Noodle, Yard Long, and Goldmarie. If I had to limit myself to one, I would pick the Rattlesnake, at least for our Sacramento climate. It's always the first and last to harvest, heavy crops, tastes great, is more forgiving in picking size, and easier to pick due to the purple mottled color, which stands out better among the leaves. Carminat is a nice purple bean for some variety, and is good tasting and good texture. The purple vines are nice looking, but make harvesting a purple bean bit more difficult. A bit later than some varieties.

Marie-Claude L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

They are growing nicely

Looking forward to trying my beans!

john b.
United States

Carminat Pole Beans

Absolutely the best bean ever! Grew successive crops all summer,every 2 weeks, and had perfect 8-10" stringless purple beans right until October 15 here on Cape Cod...will definitely grow these every year

Stamford CT

One of the Best beans ever!

These purple pole beans beat all the others. They were fast out of the gate, very prolific, and were very long, 8-10"! Great beany flavor, kept a long time in the refrigerator, and because each bean was so long, the overall haul was huge. Vines ran pretty rampant, but were good sports when they reached the top of my 6.5' trellis, and were content to flop over and start again. New member of my "grow every year" club. Also did not succumb to blight like other varieties in 2017.