Red Swan


Deep rose-purple colored pods are 4-6″ long, stringless and flat like romano beans.  Pods turn bright green when steamed.  Bred by the late Robert Lobitz in Minnesota from a cross between a purple snap bean and a pinto bean.  Robert loved beans and all of the unique colors, he call beans “the poor man’s jewels.”  Tan seeds can be used as a dry bean in soups and stews.  Bush habit, 55 days.

Additional information

Seed Type


Latin Name:

Phaseolus vulgaris

Plant Type:

Bush, 12-15" tall

Bean Type:


Support Needed:



6-10 days


55-60 days


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct sow after danger of frost has passed

Planting Depth:



Sow seeds 2" apart, thin to 5-6" apart in rows 24-36" apart

Seed Count

+/- 78 per ounce, 1,250 per pound

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For wholesale pricing and availability, please contact our office at (608) 437-9081.


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