purple-podded pole beans

Yesterday, I placed my seed orders with Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, Seed Savers Exchange, and Territorial Seed Company.  Unfortunately, I did not see that Seed Savers sold this bean, the Purple-Poldded Pole Bean.  And an email informed me that my order shipped within hours of placing it, so I had no chance to revise my “shopping cart.”

I am a vertical gardener (i.e. saves space for other veggies), so anything that will trellis wins over bush varieties.  And so, my order with Baker Creek stuck with what I grew this past season, the  Old Homestead (Kentucky Wonder) and Rattlesnake Pole Beans — two fine varieties.

As you can see, the Purple-Podded Pole Bean looks beautiful when preparing it for a meal.  It’s also a lot easier to find harvest time.

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