Pole Beans

Violet Podded Stringless Bean

Violet Podded Stringless Bean


70 days. Like purple beans in general, Violet Podded Stringless germinates well in cool soil, and its flowers are usually the first bean flowers to appear. Sturdy 6-8 foot vines readily set highly refined, slightly flattened pods that maintain superb flavor and tenderness even when they reach 6-7 inches long. These beans turn green when cooked and occasionally are not completely purple. Brown seeds.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 105 seeds per ounce.
  • BN035/S
  • 1 oz
  • $2.35

  • BN035/P
  • 2 oz
  • $3.15

  • BN035/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $5.95

  • BN035/F
  • 2 1/2 lbs
  • $17.00

  • BN035/G
  • 5 lbs
  • $26.50
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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

Phaseolus vulgaris Rich and flavorful beans are fiber-packed veggies that promote digestive health and are excellent sources of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals in the body. They are also nitrogen-fixing legumes; beans gather nitrogen from the air and load it into the soil to feed future crops.

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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The Runner-Up
Jul 11, 2019  |  By Molly Spradley
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When I got discouraged growing green pole/runner beans because my middle-aged eyes would often miss beans until they had grown stringy I sought purple beans. Between this variety and 'Carminat' I have to say that this one is the runner up. If you aren't careful to harvest at the right time, you will get strings. But still...it is a prolific bean and absolutely delicious.
Look Great/Taste Great
Jun 8, 2016  |  By Steven Buckles
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I purchased the violet-podded stringless pole beans last year, just to see how they would grow. I live in an apartment with limited patio space. I grow them in a pot with a tomato cage turned upside down. These beans grew fast. Wonderful 6" - 8" bright violet pods. They had a very good flavor. The plants produce a good amount of beans. I re-ordered the seed again this year but used the leftover seeds from last year and they all came up.
Jun 21, 2013  |  By ChadDull
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Great germination, grew fast, super productive. Amazing color. Even lg., the beans were great. Ended up with so many about 1/2 went to seed and went into dried bean dishes over the winter.