(60 to 90 Days. Heirloom) A variety grown as early as 1750. A very vigorous grower and good producer. The vines can grow to eighteen feet. Often planted for its ornamental beauty and hummingbird attraction, it is good young as a snap bean or mature as a shelled or dry bean. It bears large, showy sprays of bright scarlet flowers, followed by loads of slender pods about 8” long. Keep beans picked for continuous bearing; shell mature pods and use as dried beans. The large seeds are purple, or sometimes lavender, mottled with black.