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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Violet Podded Stringless'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Violet Podded Stringless

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Days to Maturity:
61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive artemiss On Aug 6, 2009, artemiss from Toledo, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very prolific plants, with vigorous growth and production.
The way they seem to magically turn from purple to green when cooking is an added bonus.

Positive Fivekiller1N On May 30, 2003, Fivekiller1N from Smyrna, GA wrote:

It is very Prolific and is a great canning bean. You can save your own seed. It is a vigorous climber and produces over a long period if kept picked and watered.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Smyrna, Georgia
Toledo, Ohio

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