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Organic Dragon Tongue Bush Beans

Organic Dragon Tongue Bush Beans

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Organic Dragon Tongue Bush Beans

This famous Dutch heirloom bean has an incomparable flavor. The tender and superbly delicious seven inch pods are yellow with amazing purple streaks! It also makes a tasty shelled bean. Popular with chefs and gourmets. Compact plants set high yields.

When harvested young the entire bean, shell and seeds are edible. Young beans have a warm cream color and are ready for harvest when purple variegations appear on their stringless pods. Dragon Tongue beans have a broad shape and measure on an average six inches in length. Fresh, immature pods are crisp and succulent and bear four to six plump bone white seeds with pink to purple stripes. The fresh seeds are firm, slightly starchy, nutty, and sweet. The entire bean at this young stage can be eaten raw or cooked. When cooked, the bean will lose its variegated colors. If allowed to mature fully the stripes on the bean will turn to a deep red color and the internal seeds of the bean pod can be shelled and used as is or left in their pods to dry then used as a dried bean.

- Plant in a sunny location

- Plant two inches apart

- Plants need about one inch of water per week

Cultivate or mulch to keep weed-free

- Grown in Los Angeles without pesticides