Bean Trionfo Violetto. Purple climbing French type bean. 75 days. Beautiful bean, long, slim and very crisp. Makes a stunning fresh bean salad when mixed with one of our green and yellow french beans. Turns green when cooked. Like most French type beans, should be picked when no thicker than a pencil for greatest tenderness and best flavor. Pick regularly to encourage continued flower set. Grow on trellis, tripods, individual poles. Space seeds 6 inches or 3-4 around each pole or leg of tripod. Plant only after soil has warmed up well. 30 gram pack.
Posted by Maggie Miles, Hippie Holler Farm CSA, Kentucky on 10th Jun 2013
As a CSA farmer, who specializes in heirloom and gourmet vegetables, I typically grow 6-10 varieties of beans every year for our own table and our CSA families. While I always grow several new-to-us varieties each year, I always grow Trionfo Violetto. Always. Every year. Because it is the most reliable, prolific, and absolutely delicious bean we've grown no matter the conditions. It looks beautiful in the garden, and even more stunning on the table. But, the bottom line for us is taste. Trionfo Violetto has that rich old-time true bean taste. Our CSA families rave about this bean, and always want more. There are other purple beans on the market, but Trionfo Violetto consistently beats them all in productivity, ease of growing, and true bean taste.
Posted by Gloria in PA on 22nd Mar 2012
This is my favorite bean. Even if I miss some and they are getting pretty big, they are still tender. Always produces well for me.