Seed Savers Exchange Bean, Purple Podded Pole
Henry Fields discovered this heirloom variety in a garden tucked away in the Ozarks in the 1930s. Since then it has become one of the historic beans that Seed Savers Exchange is proud to offer. Beans were domesticated in the Americas thousands of years ago and serve as a protein in the diet of humans and animals.
This crop can be direct seeded into warm soil after the last spring frost. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.
As this plant grows it may need support in the form of a trellis to keep the vines off the ground. You won't need to fertiize this crop in order to get a healthy yield.