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Dragon Tongue Bean Conventional & Organic

Dragon Tongue Bean Conventional & Organic


60 days. A horticultural type bush bean, Dragon Tongue is probably the best multipurpose bean available. It's suited to use as a fresh snap bean or as a shelled bean when fully mature. As a snap, harvest when the flat beans turn from lime green to buffed yellow with bright purple stripes. If dried beans are desired, let pods fully mature. Expect 24-30 inch tall plants. Light brown seeds with dark mottling.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 85 seeds per ounce.
  • BN043/S
  • 1 oz
  • $2.45

  • BN043/P
  • 2 oz
  • $3.25

  • BN043/L
  • 1 oz Organic
  • $3.95

  • BN043/M
  • 2 oz Organic
  • $5.85

  • BN043/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $6.85

  • BN043/F
  • 2 1/2 lbs
  • $19.85

  • BN043/G
  • 5 lbs
  • $34.95
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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

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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great beans
Feb 16, 2013  |  By Lori
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These are my favorite bush beans. They emerge well in cold conditions and always seem to produce a ton of beans. Also, they still taste great even if you let them get kind of too big.
Dragon Tongue
Mar 12, 2012  |  By Nina Law
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My kids wanted to try these just because of the name. We did and now they are our favorite bean. We plant no other bean. If I suggest another bean the whole family protests.