We started growing this bean on the recommendation of a customer who feared her favorite strain of it, from the old “Cooks Garden” catalog, would get lost after they were bought by Burpee’s several years ago. Italian for “purple triumph”, it’s a strong climber with exceptionally long, slender, and slightly flattened pods with a deep violet color and excellent flavor. Easy color to spot among the foliage and long enough to tie into a pretzel, it's beautiful in raw bean salads as well as cooked, though like all purple beans the color is not heat-stable. Kid favorite!
55-60 days. UO
Packet: 40 seeds
Last photo shows, top to bottom: Fortex, Trionfo, and Empress