20"H upright vines with dark green leaves, produce 5½-6"L pods that are round, meaty, tender and stringless with a rich flavor. Set well off the ground. Early, very productive. Dark purple seed mottled with tan. Heat tolerant. USES: Canning, Freezing, Fresh Markets, Home Gardens, Processing
* Nitrogen-fixer in the soil - chop up plant and work it back into the soil
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.