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60-65 days. The most visually stunning bean in our trials, Carminat’s magnificent plants reach 8 feet or taller with emerald to purple leaves, purple blooms and lavished with velvety deep purple pods. These slender, refined beans, synonymous with French/ filet types, grow to 8 inches long with a tender texture and delicious, mild bean flavor graced with a touch of sweetness. Beige seeds; 85 per ounce. HR: BMV
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

Carminais the sweetest, tastiest filet bean I've ever grown. Fast growing, prolific, and a gorgeous addition to the garden.

Cynthia O.
Delicious and prolific, too!

I bought them mostly for their looks, but they're a great pole bean. Their looks are also better than in the picture - the leaves are much more purple than shown. Attractive, prolific, delicious, definitely planting this one again this year.

Easy to grow, and delicious!

I thought these would be an attractive gardening experiment. Planted them in a half barrel pot and sent the vines up a hog wire fence panel leaned against my garden shed. They grew fast. The purple vines and pink blossoms are very pretty. In no time I had lovely long, purple beans, sweet and tender. It's September and they are continuing to produce. I will plant these again: so easy and so good!

Thomas N.
Beautiful & Delicious!

I was looking for a good pole variety and decided to try Carminat. I will grow this variety every year from now on out. I grew most of it on a Cattle Panel trellis, planted mid-Summer for a Fall Harvest, and grew 8 to 10 plants in a laundry container with bamboo poles to climb on. Both produced, in quality and quantity. Carminat is visibly striking, with long, purple pods, and is absolutely delicious. On a lark I tried some raw in my garden and it was delicious, with a nice, strong flavor. We froze a bunch and just love this pole bean!

Soil Temp for Germ 60–85°F
Seed Depth 1"
Seed Spacing 2–4"
Days to Emergence 8–16
Thin Plants to 4"
Row Spacing 18–36"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Ounce Listed per variety
Seed Life 2–3 years

Rich and flavorful beans are fiber-packed veggies that promote digestive health and are excellent sources of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals in the body. They are also nitrogen-fixing legumes; beans gather nitrogen from the air and load it into the soil to feed future crops.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Optimum soil pH is 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed plants 12-15 row feet, 1/2 pound for 100 row feet
• Grow Pole, Runner, and Yard Long beans on trellises

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Mexican bean beetles, bean weevils, cucumber beetles, spider mites
• Insect control: Pyrethrin
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at the end of the year, 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Ready for harvest about 2 weeks after bloom
• Pick when pods are nearly full size and seeds are still small
• Harvest every 3-5 days to increase yields
• Store at 40-45°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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