Our donor's father had grown this variety on the edge of the Lincolnshire Fens since the 1940s. The enormously prolific and bushy “knee high” plants produce beautiful mauve flowers and striking flat, green pods with purple striping. Their uniform size and shape make them good for exhibition. Best as young, tender pods, when they are delicious steamed, though the dried beans have a great flavour and meaty texture. Seed colour brown with black stripes/speckling (some reversed colouration).
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