Dragon Tongue (Baker Creek)
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Tender and delicious, Dragon Tongue Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is a unique Dutch heirloom that’s popular with gourmet chefs throughout the world. Compact plants yield 7-inch long yellow pods with brilliant purple streaks. Bush habit, 60 days. Learn How to Grow Beans here.
Each packet contains approximately 40 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plant directly into rich, fast draining soil in spring after the soil has warmed. Sow 1 inch deep and 2-4 inches apart in rows 18-24 inches apart. Soaking 1-2 hours prior to planting will speed germination. Thin when seedlings emerge so that bush varieties are 5 to 6 inches apart; pole varieties 6 to 8 inches apart.
Pick often to keep plants productive; when harvesting immature pods you encourage new blooms to form. Look for firm, sizable pods and pinch off with your thumbnail and fingers.