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Red Noodle Bean

Red Noodle Bean


90 days. Absolutely the most unusual and spectacular yard-long bean for the home garden. This standout plant is heat-tolerant and robust, producing astounding garnet-colored, 18 inch long bean pods. Sweet and stringless, enjoy them steamed, stir-fried, or in soup. Brown seeds.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 200 seeds per ounce.
  • BN048/S
  • 1 oz
  • $4.55

  • BN048/P
  • 2 oz
  • $6.95

  • BN048/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $18.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per ounceFertilizer Needs
60-85°F8-161"4"2-4"18-36"80%2-3 yearsListed per varietyLow

Vigna unguiculata

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Optimum soil pH is 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Coat seed with inoculant to increase yields

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed plants 12-15 row feet, 1/2 pound for 100 row feet
• Grow Pole, Runner, and Yard Long beans on trellises

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Mexican bean beetles, bean weevils, cucumber beetles, spider mites
Insect control: Pyrethrin
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at end of the year, 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Ready for harvest about 2 weeks after bloom
• Pick when pods are nearly full size and seeds are still small
• Harvest every 3-5 days to increase yields
• Store at 40-45°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Not prolific but delicious!
Sep 3, 2016  |  By Lily Davis
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We live an hour from Astoria, OR. and 45 minutes from Portland, OR. We have maritime Pacific NW weather which tends to be wet, windy, and cool to cold. This long bean is absolutely one of the most delicious beans I have ever tasted. The taste is very different from the regular green bean. You have to harvest when it is the thickness of a pencil otherwise it will not taste good. It takes a long time to grow and a long time to flower. We only got about 12 beans from this crop and I did not have the patience to wait so I tore it down and put it in the compost in late August. I wanted to start growing snow peas for fall harvest. I think this long bean probably would do better in Central or Eastern Oregon where there is more heat and less rain. It did did grow and fruit but it was not prolific. If you don't have patience then this is probably not a good bean for you to grow. Otherwise I am very glad I had the chance to grow this bean. The green yard long beans are available at the Asian stores but not the red long beans.
Noodle Bean's did well
Sep 7, 2015  |  By Paul G Nelson
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I have in the past tried several times to grow yard long Beans. The regular ones do not seem to do well in my generally cool area. This summer was hot and long may account for thins purple noodle beans doing well this year.. put regardless of why they did well producing pounds of beans. They were slow (100 day) compared to Blue lakes but in the end they are produces like gang busters. Pounds of long beans more then I can eat...
Red Noodle Beans
Jul 27, 2015  |  By joyce
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We love trying new seeds and grew Red Noodle Beans for the first time this year. In spite of 25 days of no rain, then many days of too much rain, these bean have produced very nicely. But I was expecting a better taste. I find these to be bland and on the dry side. I picked some at stir fry size, but they proved tough to eat. I have fixed them with new potatoes, like regular green beans, and find this is the best way. I picked some to take to Farmer's Market but no one was interested. I am finding many folks do not like to try new things. So the ones I picked for market on Friday, I had planned to can today. Alas, they were very dried out. I salvaged a few to freeze. Would I buy these seeds again? Probably not. Pretty to look at, but we're after the taste!