Seed is dark purple to black. Very productive pole bean growing to 10' but are easily managed on 5' to 6' tall trellises. Long pods turn from green to purple. Pods string very easily. Can be used as a snap bean or as a dry bean. This is a much more pure strain than is typically found. I received seed stock for this strain from Stephen McComber (Silverbear). Approximately 105 seed per ounce.