Snap Beans - Blooming Prairie
Phaseolus vulgaris. 55-60 days.
Delicious and beautiful pencil-thin, shiny purple pods stay good as a fresh bean for a long time. The bushes are loaded and early to produce. Good raw or cooked as a fresh snap bean. The small round seeds mature in about 95 days and have a splotch of purple but are mostly creamy white. When dried and cooked, they are creamy in texture, similar to white navy beans. Named after a city in Minnesota, this one came to us via Salt Spring Seeds just over the Canadian border.