Seed Savers Exchange Bean, Purple Podded Pole

Seed Savers Exchange Bean, Purple Podded Pole
Phaseolus vulgaris

  • Pole beans
  • Reddish Purple, stringless pods
  • Snap bean
  • Packet of 50 Seeds


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.


Learn To Grow It

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.

Space your seeds 2-4 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds around 1 inch deep.

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.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.

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