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'Alston' Beans
Sub-Category: Pole
Description: Heirloom. Pole/snap bean type. Vigorous climbing plants have stems with extensive purple coloring, dark green leaves with purple veining and pink to dark purple flowers. Excellent flavor as a snap bean. Sweet, slightly tannic, juicy, and crisp. Immature pods green with purple blush. Mature pods . Shelling beans pods are curved, round in cross-section and have an upward curving beak. Mature pods are yellow with purple blush reaching 5 to 7 inches long with 8 to 10 black seeds per pod. About 50 to 70 days to maturity.
Days To Maturity: 50-70
Seed Sources: Seed Savers Exchange - updated in 2015

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