Pole. 65 days. Spectacular climbing type makes enormous purple pods! Pods stay tender and stringless, even at 10 inches long! Plants are gorgeous in the garden as well, as 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 tall. The richly flavored pods are best appreciated when used fresh off the vines. This heirloom from Germany is resistant to mosaic virus, too.