Dragon Langerie Bush Wax Bean Seed
(57 days) Open-pollinated. Also known as Dragon’s Tongue. Yummy and pretty 19th-century heirloom comes from the Netherlands. Compact stocky bushes bear abundant purple-violet flowers followed by flat 6" creamy yellow pods dappled with purple tiger stripes. More sunlight helps the colors become vivid, so plant farther apart in the row than normal bean spacing so interior sets develop good color. Crisp and stringless.Very juicy when steamed fresh. Cook or market promptly after picking; turns rubbery and loses snap when stored. Not recommended for freezing. Loses purple coloration in cooking. Beautiful seed is purplish brown with blue stripes.125 seed per pack plants about a 20 ft row.
Bean 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°. Emergence takes only 8 days at 77°. Produce 97% normal seedlings at 77°, but only 47% at 86°.