Rattlesnake Pole Bean Seeds - (Phaseolus vulgaris)

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SKU:
V1014
Seed Count:
Approx 50 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
70 days
Type:
Pole
Days to Germination:
3-7 days @ 60-85F
Plant Spacing:
3-4"
Light Preference:
Full sun
Soil Requirements:
Well drained
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
$3.15

Description

Rattlesnake Pole Bean

Dark-green 8” pods, mottled with purple resembling a rattlesnake. Fast grower, productive, and able to tolerate drought. String-less when young, excellent flavor green or dry.  These are also excellent for freezing. Superb base for chili, excellent refried, a good baker, prime ingredient in famous Ozark Outlaw Snakebite Chili.  Called "Preacher Bean" in parts of the south. 

History

Originally cultivated in Central America, from Mexico to Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. The smaller beans are thought to have been cultivated in Mexico as long as 7,000 years ago, while the larger beans were cultivated in Peru starting 8,000 years ago. High in protein, easy to grow, dry and cook, they have sustained mankind for millennia.

Uses

Snap, Shell, Dry

Harvest

For Snap Beans, wait until they are about pencil size, but harvest before the beans inside the pods become lumpy. Snap beans, are snapped, strings removed and eaten fresh or cooked.

For Fresh Shell Beans, let the seeds in the pods get good and fat. You shell/remove the green beans from the pod and they are eaten fresh or cooked.

For Dried Beans, let the pods get brown and dry on the plant. Pick them before they can split open and spread out to finish drying. Remove from dried pods and store. Dried beans are usually soaked and cooked.

Growing Tip

Pole beans need support to grow on, either poles, a trellis or fence.

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1 Review

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    Tall beans

    Posted by Jim Vogel, IN on Jul 9th 2017

    These beans grow very tall, mine were about 12 feet so they need tall heavy duty fencing, not netting. Very productive with large pods and great taste.

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