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60 days. A horticultural type bush bean, Dragon Tongue is probably the best multipurpose bean available. It’s suited to use as a fresh snap bean or as a shelled bean when fully mature. As a snap, harvest when the flat beans turn from lime green to buffed yellow with bright purple stripes. If dried beans are desired, let pods fully mature. Expect 24–30 inch tall plants. Light brown seeds with dark mottling; 85 per ounce.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Best Beans Ever! Buy them NOW!

Dragon Tongue Beans are delicious! The texture is amazing, and I grew this with my son for the last 4 or 5 years in Zone 8B. I have not found a bean that tastes better or has a better texture. Kids adore them fresh and cooked. Good when young, but mature beans also taste amazing and hold good texture. SUPER prolific. I direct-sow in June and again in July for a constant supply throughout the growing season. These are not the beans you want for canning or pickling, as they turn bland-yellow when processed, but that doesn't diminish my love for them. The perfect fresh eating bean.

Best All-Around Bush Bean

I originally bought these for a little pop of color and they quickly became my favorite bush bean! The plants themselves are great edge-fillers. I put them around the edges of my 8 inch raised beds and coaxed the stems outward into the walkways to utilize the most possible space, and the ones that survived the rabbits grew into hardy plants within a few inches of the edge of the bed. Easy to harvest by just lifting the entire plant, and the beans are easy to see.

The taste is amazing! The first harvest never made it into the kitchen - I ate it all right in the garden. Once the glut started, it blanched and froze well, mixes great into a salad or stir fry, or stays great as a snack on it's own.

The beautiful stripped pattern does fade into a uniform yellowish color when cooked, so keep that in mind if presentation is important in your dishes - but the taste certainly retains the mildly sweet snap!

Fantastic indoors

Growing these in my basement using a hydroponic unit. They have done wonderful, even with me screwing up and adding too much nutrients. Producing handfuls of beans, even on very compact plants. The beans are delicious, with a very strong green bean flavor. The flowers and beans are also stunning. All 3 bean types I tried indoors did well, but Dragon Tongue were by far the best.

Laurel M.
Fantastic Beans

These are versatile, delicious, and vigorous beans! The immature pods are a little tougher than a green bean and a little fleshier, but they're great as a snap or left on the plant to dry and used like a pinto or black bean. The plants gave a second, smaller harvest late in the year, didn't seem affected by powdery mildew, and didn't die off until the first frost. They've definitely become a staple in my garden!

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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