Red Noodle Yard Long Pole Bean

Red Noodle Yard Long
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(90 days) Vigna sesquipedalis Open-pollinated. A pole or two of these, with their long pencil-thin 14–18" cascading burgundy pods, makes a stunning garden entrance that draws people in and excites curious inquiries. Not the earliest of Yard Long beans, but surely the most spectacular. An indifferent performer in chilly Central Maine, Noodle preferred the warmer day and night temperatures of Zone 5 hill country Massachusetts and does even better a zone or two south. Slow to produce, first ripening for me in MA Sept. 5, but once underway it never looked back. Loves heat and moisture. Keep it picked to sustain production. An intriguing Asian specialty whose strong unique indescribable flavor is brought out best by dry-frying in a hot wok with peanut oil, garlic and tamari. Stringless and most tender when young and thin. Must be trellised. ~ 200 seeds/oz.


322 Red Noodle Yard Long
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A: 1/2oz for $3.80  
B: 2oz for $12.00  
C: 4oz for $20.00  
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Beans

Culture: Legumes have moderate fertility needs. Excessive nitrogen may induce some varieties to develop vines in moist hot weather. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3–4 seeds/ft in rows 24–30" apart. Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases. White-seeded beans usually don’t germinate as well as dark-seeded. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°. Optimal range 60–80°. Optimal temperature 77°.

Shell and Dry Beans

Phaseolus vulgaris 2 oz packet sows 25 ft; 1 lb, 200 ft. All bush beans except where noted.

Culture: In conditions of high nitrogen fertility some bush beans may develop vines in moist hot weather. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3–4 seeds/ft in rows 24–30" apart. Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases.

Harvest shell beans when the beans are plump inside pods. For dry beans allow pods to dry on the vine until pressing the beans with your fingernail leaves no indentation. If heavy rains threaten just before maturity, pull plants by the roots and hang them in a dry place to finish or pick pods, shell and finish drying indoors.