I have questions regarding my goofy looking green beans and was hoping that someone more experienced than I could help! What’s up with the purple spots and the curvy bean? All of them look like this! Some beans are almost completely purple. I haven’t tried eating one yet…
Karen, The couple of times I tried growing beans, and I don't remember the variety I grew, I had the same results. It puzzled me as well and I thought maybe it was some sort of virus in the soil, so I kind of gave up on growing them ever again. But I asked Mary Shier, who is a Master gardener and has a lovely, extensive vegetable garden to give her opinion.
Would love to hear from anyone else who may have had this happen to them...--Fran
I have grown green beans with this coloration several times.(Pic sure helps) When cooked this disappears and you never know it was there. Don't know what causes it other than being a characteristic of the bean. There is a bean called Tendergreen that has this mottled purple color.
When cooked they taste fine. I have gotten so that I just ignore the extra color. You can also look at it in another way. The more color the more vitamins!!!??
The curve may be due to weather or not enough moisture. I've also experienced that as well. For package pictures usually the most perfect subjects are used. In catalog pictures there are straight and curved shown in most.