Dragon's tongue is part of the Phaseolus genus and is a Bean variety. Its scientific name is Phaseolus vulgaris 'Dragon's tongue'. 'Dragon's tongue' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Pastel yellow and Palatinate purple. Leaves appear approximately as a Forest green (web) colour.
Very productive bush plants with thick, wax-type, stringless flat pods of pale yellow mottled with lavender flecks. Very pretty. Easy to pick because the color contrasts with the foliage. Can be harvested at either the green (5-7inches/10-13cm) or shelly stage (slightly longer). The lavender disappears when cooked, seeds are tan with brown striping, tender and extremely delicious. A Dutch heirloom variety.Dragon's tongue grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Dragon's tongue normally grows with a erect-like habit with a max height of 1.30 feet (that's 40.0 cm metric). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.
Netherlands is believed to be where Dragon's tongue originates from.
Dragon's tongue Bean is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Bean 'Dragon's tongue'
Growing Dragon's tongue from seed
soak for a few hours before planting.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Dragon's tongue about 14 days after your last frost date.
Transplanting Dragon's tongue
Harvesting Dragon's tongue
Bean 'Dragon's tongue' information
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The species name vulgaris is from the Latin vulgus (“the multitude, the masses”) + -āris, and means “common”, “usual”, or “commonly known” 1.
Dragon tongue, Dutch wax bean, Dragon langerie
12 Feb 2012
Really very tasty, vigorous, hearty, though it needed staking more than I was led to believe. The pods were beautiful and cooked up tender. I wish I had grown more to dry for later.
17 May 2011
We absolutely love these beans! Compact, very prolific, and the beans taste amazing. We never knew beans could taste this good! This will be a keeper for our garden from here on out.