Bean - Royalty Purple Pod - Phaseolus vulgaris
Tender Annual Bush. Heirloom. Purple bushes with short runners and purple flowers. Bright-purple stringless 5"-6" pods cook to dark green. Buff colored seeds germinate in cold, wet soil. Bred by E.M. Meader at the University of New Hampshire and introduced in 1957.
Soil & Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter and a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, medium at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering which can promote disease.
Planting & Growing: Start indoors in short-season climates, or seed directly once soils have reached at least 65F, preferably after the last frost. Make small, successive plantings every 10 days for a continuous harvest.
Harvesting & Storage: Bush beans will produce all of their fruit over a few weeks' time. For best flavor, harvest the pods when they reach 1/2" in diameter regardless of their length, or leave the pods on the plant until they have completely dried. Store dry, shelled beans in an airtight container.
Did You Know? Bean common mosaic virus resistant and avoided by Mexican bean beetles.
Soil Temperature: 65-85F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 7-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 18"-24"
Days To Maturity: 50-60 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds
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These are delicious. This is the second year we've grown them and this variety renders an outstanding yield. Amusingly, the purple color makes them a lot easier to spot and harvest compared to their green counterparts. This variety can be plucked off the vine and eaten raw. They're sweet and tender.Review by Kelly (on 8/8/13)