Wax Bean – Dragons Tongue


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50 Seeds per pack

(a.k.a. Horticultural Wax, Dragon Langerie, and Merveille de Piemonte) (Phaseolus vulgaris) 57-65 days for Snap Beans, and 85-95 for Dry Beans.     Snap or Dry Bean     The Dragons Tongue Heirloom Bush Bean is a famous Dutch heirloom wax bean. Dragons Tongue bean grows to 7 ½” long and is cream colored with purple stripes, although the purple stripes disappear after blanching. The pods are wide, crisp and stringless. This wax bush bean can be eaten at several stages. When the greenish pods turn creamy yellow with dull purple stripes, the pods are ready to eat fresh as snap beans. As they mature, the stripes turn red, signaling the shell bean stage. When fully mature these unique heirloom beans can be used as a dry bean, as well. The plants are compact and set high yields. Dragons Tongue has remarkably good flavor!

Planting Instructions for Dragons Tongue Wax Bean Seeds

Sow Heirloom Dragons Tongue beans 1-2″ deep, 2-6″ apart, in rows 18-36″ apart, in full sun after danger of frost. Soaking bean seeds in water 1-2 hours before planting speeds germination. Germination occurs in 4-16 days in soil 60-85°F. Provide support for heirloom pole bean varieties. For heirloom snap beans, harvest when beans are 3-6″ long. For Dragons Tongue dry beans, leave pods on plants until pods are dry, brown, and crisp, and beans are hard and rattle in pod, if more drying is needed when danger of frost has arrived, pick pods or pull entire plant and hang upside down to dry further.


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