Bean, Climbing Purple King

Overview

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Beans give excellent yields for the space they occupy and this one is no different, except in colour! An outstanding variety, Purple King has long flat dark purple beans that turn a deep green when cooked.


We hope you enjoy these bean seeds, just another great example of vegetable seeds from Mr Fothergill's!

Plant Height: 1.8-2.4m

Learn some handy Bean Planting Tips or browse through other Peas & Beans!

How To Grow

Sow vegetable seeds 25mm (1in) deep in dark damp soil - avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Sow 10-15cm (4-6in) apart allowing 50-60cm (1.5-2ft) between rows. Ensure the danger of frosts has passed and protect plants from wind. Plant in 1-3m (3-10ft) rows and remove weeds regularly. Keep the roots cool - a mulch of garden compost will help considerably. Water well in dry periods.

When To Plant

South Island: Jan, Nov, Dec

North Island: Jan, Oct, Nov, Dec

Harvest

10-12 weeks