Start indoors and plant outside early for a tasty in late summer. Vigorous bushy plant grows to 1.5 m (5 ft) and produces big purple flower heads, maturing to 10 cm (4 in) head buds. Fertilize heavily with blood meal as plants are heavy feeders. Great sauteed and as a delectable dipper.
This beautiful, old heirloom variety is good for fresh use or for dried beans. When the flat, string-less 15-18 cm (6-7in) beans turn from a lime green to yellow with bright purple stripes, they?re ready to use for cooking or freezing. They can also be grown to the dry stage for winter use in soups and stews.