Bean Dragon Tongue
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.
- For fresh use, pick pods as soon as well-filled out with peas.
- For dried bean use, harvest in about 80 days, when the pods start to dry on the plant.
- To Dry Beans: Allow the beans to stay on the plants until they are partially dry.