Purple pod beans was found in an 1930’s Ozark Garden and it is saved and maintained still we can grow in our garden.
Germinating time– 4-10 Days
Bush will be 1” deep and 4-6” apart, the soil temperatures above 60 degrees and after the last frost. Planting under 60 degrees results in poor germination.
Plant 1” deep and 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth.
Leave beans on the plant until the leaves are falling and pods are dry and withered
Harvest– Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually to prolong production.
Tips– Regular watering is necessary during hot dry period and over fertilize results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth. Adding inoculate at planting time helps get the higher harvest and more robust plants. During summer, plant the seeds once in a 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest.