A smooth, dark green, nearly stringless bean variety (Phaseolus vulgaris) with pods that can reach between six and seven inches long. The variety was popularized by Willamette Valley, Oregon farmers during the 1960s. but is named after the Blue Lake region of Ukiah, California. True to their name, pole beans require support and trellising for proper growth. The extra work is definitely worth the reward of food and beauty.