I grew ‘Forelle Fliederfarben’ for the first time in 2019 from seeds I received from a bean collector in northern Italy. Since then, I have made almost all of my seed harvest available to gardeners in the US who are interested in unusual bean varieties. I occasionally pick some of the developing purple-streaked green pods from the vigorous and productive vines and think they have great flavor as a fresh bean. I believe this variety is meant for dry use, though, or perhaps both? The seeds themselves are beautiful and distinctive, with a rounded shape and a lovely lavender-purple color with darker purple swirls; they almost look like pieces of candy! Full sun. Annual.
Harvested in October 2022. At least 12 seeds.
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