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Bean, Carminat

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Savory purple pods with a nutty sweetness.

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What a perfectly delicious moment of summer magic! Warmed by the summer sun, we take in the nutty-sweet bean fragrance of the 8-9’ bean plant before us. We linger to admire the delicate, vibrant green vines–ornamented with hundreds of rich, almost iridescent, purple pods—meandering up a trellis, rustling slightly in the warm summer breeze. Now we get down to business, gathering handfuls of ‘Carminat’s slender purple pods 8-9” long pods. Turning green once cooked, beans’ rich flavor adds texture and nutty flavor to soups, stews, and salads. Or simply sauté, braise or steam them for a few minutes, add a little butter, and enjoy.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

Pole Snap

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

60-65 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

8-9 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12-18 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

72-84 inches

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Growing Pole and Bush Beans
Beans are one of the easiest summer crops you can grow. We show you how to grow your own.
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  • Beans

    Beans
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
    First Date: May-16 - Last Date: Jun-13
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How to Sow

  • Because beans are members of the legume family of plants, they can benefit from an application of a soil inoculant designed for beans and peas, prior to planting. The inoculant will enable the plants to take nitrogen from the air to use as fertilizer, which can increase crop yield and quality.
  • Sow in average soil in a sunny location after danger of frost and soil has warmed, from spring to early summer. Sow after the soil has warmed, as seeds may rot in cooler soils.
  • Coat untreated seed with an inoculant.
  • Sow in rows 24 inches apart. Sow seeds 3 inches apart and cover with 2 inches of fine soil. Firm lightly and water gently.
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
  • Keep sowing bush bean seeds every 2 weeks for a constant supply of beans.
  • Thin gradually to stand 12 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches high.

How to Grow

  • In dry weather, keep soil well-watered. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Cultivate or mulch to keep weed-free, but do not work or handle plants when leaves are wet.
  • Beans as companion plants: Planted closely in rows spaced around two feet, bush bean plants blend well with like-sized warm-season vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes and eggplants. Between towers of pole bean plants, planting vines such as squash can help keep weeds down. Pole beans can help protect cool-season vegetables such as spinach and lettuces, as the weather warms.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • For fresh use, pick pods as soon as well-filled out with peas
  • For dried bean use, harvest in about 80 days, when the pods start to dry on the plant.
  • To Dry Beans: Allow the beans to stay on the plants until they are partially dry. Then pull up the plants and hang them in a warm, dry place with good air circulation until the pods and seeds are thoroughly dry. Shell the beans and save the pods and plants for composting.
Type
Pole Snap
Days To Maturity
60-65 days
Fruit Size
8-9 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
12-18 inches
Height
72-84 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
6 inches
Bean, Carminat is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor yields Very poor yields and the taste is nothing to write home about. The Kentucky wonder is out producing this by 4:1.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bean with a Different Look! I am constantly looking for plants that will set my garden apart from everybody else's, and these purple pole beans surely add to the typical green color palate! The undersides of leaves and vines themselves are purple and they climb vigorously up an pole or trellising within their reach. I was very happy with how easily these plants latched on to my fencing and the whole set up looks great. The plants have just begun to fruit after being planted early/mid May. This review gets five stars for two main reasons - growth and appearance. I planted two trays of these bean seeds and saw germination rates over 90% both times. In one tray, I saw all 48 seeds planted germinate. They took little special attention to get to these numbers, which was fantastic as well. The plant itself is appealing to the eye and the purple fruit is something that will make my neighbors smile when I share my harvests (I will have a ton of beans due to the fact that I planted about 100 seeds!) The value here is unbeatable. 200 seeds for $6! You really can't match that anywhere. There are a few green pole beans mixed in, as I've had two or three come up with my 97 Carminat beans, but that is no concern at all. The sheer volume of seeds you get here is fantastic, and this is certainly a product I will purchase again for my garden!
Date published: 2015-06-16
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