Dragon Tongue

Phaseolus vulgaris

HEIRLOOM A fanciful name for a fanciful bean. Flat yellow stringless pods with bright purple streaks. A high yielding, versatile bean eaten fresh, shelled or dried. Bush habit.

Snap bush beans are quick and easy to grow, so go ahead and plant a few varieties! They mature faster than pole beans and require no trellising, a relief for some people. However they usually have 1-2 flushes of pods, so plant them in successions for a continuous harvest all season. For best texture and flavor harvest before the individual beans have fleshed out in the pods. Nutrients: dietary fiber, protein, vitamins A and C and riboflavin.
SizePrice QtyPurchase
14 grams - Packet $ 2.50
1/4 lb(s) $ 4.95
1/2 lb(s) $ 7.50
0.75 lb(s) $ 9.70
1 lb(s) $ 11.25
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
90 8 oz 80 lbs 57
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 60-80°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1" 2-4" 35
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
2-4" 8-16 Annual 3-6 years
Direct seed after danger of frost in well-drained soil which has had a chance to warm up. Can be planted in succession until mid-summer. Plant Seeds: 1" deep, with 2-4" spacing in rows 12-18" apart. Soil Temp: 60-80 F. Days to Sprout: 8-16 days. Companions: beets, carrots, cabbage family, radish, nasturtium. Antagonists: basil, onions, garlic, fennel, leek. Seeds/oz: 90. Seed Wt./100' Row: 8 oz. Yield/100' row: 80 lbs. Days to Harvest: 50-75 days. Seed Viability: 3-6 years.