Spectacular french- climbing type makes enormous purple pods. Pods stay tender and stringless, even at 10 inches long! The rose-purple of the blooms contrast nicely with the rich, deep purple of the developing pods. Vigorous, productive vines reach a moderate 9 feet in height. The richly-flavored pods are best appreciated when used fresh off the vines. This heirloom originally from Germany, and has been grown on Linnaea Farm for 15+years.