Purple pencil-thin pods can be used as a snap bean, small round seeds can be used fresh or dry. When dried and cooked, they are creamy in texture. 90 days
Bush beans should be planted about 2″ deep, about 4″ apart in rows.
Pole beans need the support of a trellis at least 6′ high. It can be a fence, strings, a net, pole tipis. If using a pole, plant 4-6 beans around the leg of each pole. On a trellis? About every 4″ down the row.
When using the beans as snap beans, be sure you harvest as soon as the first beans are plump but before the seed bulges the pods.