52 days. [Introduced 1957.] Has a natural blanching indicator. When prepared for freezing, the purple pods blanch to green after 2 minutes of boiling. Produces purple-podded snap beans that are easily visible against the green foliage. Plants have short runners and need either wide row spacing or a fence for climbing. 5" pods are round and slightly curved. Makes a very meaty and flavorful snap bean; great for vegetable soup. Buff-colored seeds germinate well in cool soil.#11351 Pkt.