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Bean – Bush Dragon Tongue Seeds

$2.50

Bean – Bush Dragon Tongue Seeds

Kids will love eating these cream and violet 6” stringless striped beans raw from the garden. They can also be pickled, stir-fried or steamed. Its unique color makes this bean an attractive side dish and an interesting conversation piece when served to curious guests. The Dragon Tongue bean is a dual-purpose bean, qualifying as a fresh pod bean as well as a dried legume. The pods are crisp and succulent and bear 4-6 plump bone-white seeds with pink to purple stripes that turn tan with age. The beans are firm, slightly starchy, nutty sweet, and stand 12-18” tall, 10” spread. 

Approximate amount of seeds per pack: 85

 

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When To Plant in Spring:

  • Earliest Planting Date: Average Last Frost
  • Latest Planting Date: 4 weeks before Average Last Frost
  • Length of Planting Window: 4 weeks

When To Plant in Fall:

  • Earliest Planting Date: 12 weeks before Average First Frost
  • Latest Planting Date: 9 1/2 weeks before Average First Frost
  • Length of Planting Window: 2 1/2 weeks
  • To find your Average First or Last Frost, click here and type in your zip code.

Planting: Sow seeds 2” apart in rows spaced 36-48” apart. Plant seeds 1” deep. Bush habit. 

Care: Water frequently and mulch. Excessive heat will cause flowers to drop. 

Harvesting: Pick frequently for increased yields. Use beans within one week for optimum flavor and texture. Harvest while small and tender for best flavor. 

Special Instructions/Tips: As the plant grows, it may need to be staked to keep the beans off the ground. 

Germination: 3 – 6 days

Days to Maturity: 60 – 100

Preferences: plenty of water, full sun, well-draining soil

• The bright, fun colors make this bean easier for kids to find and pick than green beans.

• Dragon Tongue is an old, dual-purpose French variety snap bean – Dragon Langerie.

• High in potassium, good source of vitamin A and C.

• Can be used in salads or side dishes as well as eaten raw, as a snap bean or a shelled bean when fully mature.

• An open pollinated heirloom bean, they belong to the same family as peas and pulses and are one of the best multipurpose bean available.

Dragon Tongue Beans with Honey Mustard Glaze
2 pounds Dragon Tongue beans, trimmed
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
⅓ cup honey
⅓ cup rice vinegar

Directions: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop in the beans and cook, uncovered, 5 minutes or until tender but still crisp. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Dry the pot and return it to the stove. Add the mustard, honey and vinegar and cook until the sauce boils and becomes syrupy. Add the beans, toss with the glaze and serve.

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