Continuous Harvests from this French Climber!
Stringless, smooth, and sweetly delicious!
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 150 seeds
Bloom Start To End: Late Spring – Mid Summer
Days To Maturity: 80
Fruit Color: Green
Seeds Per Pack: 150
Plant Height: 5 ft – 6 ft
Plant Width: 15 in – 18 in
Additional Characteristics: Direct Sow,Easy Care Plants,Edible,Repeat Bloomer,Season Extenders,Soil Builder,Trellises
Bloom Color: Purple
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Harvest Season: Early Fall,Late Summer,Mid Fall,Mid Summer,Early Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Dry,Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Clay,Normal, loamy,Poor,Sandy
Uses: Beds,Cuisine,Outdoor,Vines and Climbers
(P)?Pkt of 150 seeds
80 days from direct sowing.
This pole bean stands out from all others the moment it opens its first flowers. Violet-purple and very showy, they add beauty to the veggie patch . . . and then they’re followed by a long, long, LONG season of delectable beans!
Cobra is a French climbing type with straight, stringless, round pods reaching 7 inches long. (Actually, they will grow longer than that, but pick them at 7 inches for best flavor and to encourage another fruit set.) The flavor is tender, sweet, and utterly addictive. And that’s good, because you’re going to have plenty to eat fresh as well as can for winter!
Expect this pole bean to reach 5 to 6 feet high. It’s a great choice for a Three Sisters planting, and makes a nice addition to the flowering annual bed as well as the vegetable garden. Give it something sturdy to climb and get ready to start picking!
Direct-sow the seeds into the warm spring soil after all danger of frost has passed, setting the seeds about 2 inches below the soil line and covering well. (Be sure to plant extra for the birds — they will take their share whether you want them to or not!) Thin the seedlings to 6 to 8 inches apart, and begin training them up a pole or other support from a young age. If picked promptly, the crop should continue through fall, until nipped back by cold weather. Pkt is 2 ounces (approximately 150 seeds).