French Filet Bean
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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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Climbing

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Smyrna, Georgia

Toledo, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.