Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Seeds for the Backyard Gardener

Snake Bean - Red Dragon


Snake Bean  – Red Dragon

What a bean! Deceivingly green, yet the seeds are red, the Red Snake Bean is extraordinary. Long, fleshy, strongest beans that can be eaten straight off the vine or cooked. Picked at approximately 30cm, this bean is value for money, and tastes great.

Season – spring/ summer; Sow 2-5cm deep; Plant spacing at 10-20cm; Germination period between 8- 10 days; Soil temperatures between 16˚C and 30˚C; Harvest time approx. 9 to 11 weeks.

Beans are best sown direct and do not like to be transplanted. Sow after all danger of frost has passed, and beware germination rates are slowed if temperatures are low. Construct a support of trellis, teepee or pole before sowing to avoid root damage, supports must be between 1.5 to 3 metres in height.  Beans enjoy full sun and even moisture. For successive cropping, sow more seeds when beans start to flower. Regular harvesting will increase yield.

Seed quantity - 40