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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Trionfo Violetto'

 
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Trionfo Violetto'

purple climbing bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Trionfo Violetto'

Common name purple climbing bean
Family fabaceae
Life cycle annual vegetable
Flowers purple (summer)
Size climber
Light sun
From seed sow in spring after danger of frost

We've settled on this one as our bean of choice the past few years. Long purple pods that turn green upon cooking. We grow them on teepees made from tree prunings. By mid-summer, the two teepees have grown together into one large monstrosity. We've found that we have to harvest the beans when they're still thin and young, for best texture and flavor.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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