Sunday, 24 July 2016
Dragon tongue bean
This year's Dragon Tongue bean is the most prolific ever! Lovely lush greens, beautiful flowers and an amazing harvest that is ready to pick every day.
Last year we grew a big section and really bulked up on seed. Most of it went to the GVPL Seed Library but we also kept enough for ourselves for a few years. Last year it grew in the back garden with zero irrigation so the beans had a really tough texture. This year they are in the kitchen garden and get a bit of water every few days. They don't seem to mind.
I've read that these also make decent dry beans, but I haven't tried it yet. To me, they are too much effort to thresh or shell to be a pulse. Still, it might be worth cooking a handful to see if they taste good.
Seed origin: West Coast Seeds