Dragon Tongue Beans
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Dragon Tongue beans have a broad shape and measure on an average six inches in length. Fresh, immature pods are crisp and succulent and bear four to six plump, bone-white seeds with pink to purple stripes. When harvested young the entire bean, shell and seeds are edible. Young beans have a warm cream color and are ready for harvest when purple variegations appear on their stringless pods. The fresh seeds are firm, slightly starchy, nutty, and sweet. The entire bean at this young stage can be eaten raw or cooked. When cooked, the bean will lose its variegated colors. If allowed to mature fully, the stripes on the bean will turn to a deep red color and the internal seeds of the bean pod can be shelled and used as is or left in their pods to dry then used as a dried bean.
Dragon tongue shelling beans are available in the summer months.
Dragon Tongue beans are also known as Dragon Langerie, and Merveille de Piemente, are botanically a part of Phaseolus vulgaris and a member of the Fabaceae family. Dragon Tongue beans are a Dutch wax type bush bean. They are also a dual purpose bean, qualifying as a fresh snap bean when young and as a shelled bean when fully mature.