johns polish purple pole bean
i got this one from tom tjg911, and grew it this year.
i was expecting a purple bean, but it was a yellow flat pod bean, that developed some purple streaking as it matured. pod size is about 5 inches long. the seeds are purple hence the name of the bean, and has a splash of white on the back of the bean. seed size is about the same as a pinto bean. anybody grown it? i have asked tom for more info on the bean, but haven't heard back yet. he may be taking a break from gardening/forums based on his last post on a different forum. its hard to judge days to maturity based on one growing season. the beans i started in doors were all late producing due to a early june heat wave shortly after planting outside that just stopped everything from growing for 3 weeks or so. i was able to save a small amount of seed, so i will be growing it again next year for sure.