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Heirloom Bush Bean

Royalty Purple Pod

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Heirloom Bush Bean

Royalty Purple Pod

Long time favorite whose dark purple pods stand out against green foliage, making picking easy. Productive in a wide range of climates & soils....
Long time favorite whose dark purple pods stand out against green foliage, making picking easy. Productive in a wide range of climates & soils. Tops for flavor, versatility and easy harvesting.
Seed Count: 74 - 75 / Weight: 20 gms
$ 3.79

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

In late spring, once night temperatures stay securely above 55°F (13°C), plant seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Erect strong stakes, tripod poles or trellis at planting time to support vines. Plant 1 inch deep and 4 inches apart along a trellis. Or grow around tripods or stakes, planting 4 to 6 seeds about 4 inches from each pole, then thinning seedlings to 3 best plants per pole.

 

GROWING NOTES

Beans are an easy and reliable crop, but don’t plant seeds too early; cold conditions prevent good germination. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away; new seedlings will catch up quickly. Birds are attracted to young seedlings; watch carefully and protect with netting if necessary. Avoid harvesting beans in wet conditions.

 

HARVEST AND USE

For the best yields, pick beans frequently, at least every 2 or 3 days. Pick when pods are long but still slender. These heirloom beans are delicious freshly harvested and quickly steamed or sautéed, but note that purple pods will turn green when cooked. For a colorful and tasty salad, toss young, beans with a vinaigrette made with fresh lemon juice, fruity olive oil, a spoon of Dijon mustard and a pinch of sugar and salt. Top with chopped hard-boiled egg, toasted nuts and fresh cilantro or parsley.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

May - June
April - June
Full sun
4 inches apart
1 inch deep
5 - 10 days
Approx. 54

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

May - June
April - June
Full sun
4 inches apart
1 inch deep
5 - 10 days
Approx. 54

Cold Winters

May - June

Mild Winters

April - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

4 inches apart
1 inch deep

Days to Germinate

5 - 10 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 54

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