Climbing Bean - Purple King

Climbing Bean - Purple King

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Phaseolus vulgaris

Purple King is a climbing bean variety that produces dark purple pods, approx. 18cm long, which turn green when they are cooked. It produces prolifically and copes well with summer heat.

Beans (with the exception of Broad Beans) are warm season crops and frost tender. Seeds will rot in cold, wet soil, and germination will be poor. In frost-free, subtropical areas beans can be sown all year round, but may suffer from pest (bean fly) and disease (rust) problems in mid-Summer so avoid sowing in December and January.

Sow seed approx. 2cm deep, Spring and early Summer, full sun, in fertile, well drained rich garden soil.  Water well once after sowing and then do not water again until seedlings appear.  Germination approx. 7 - 10 days.  Maturity approx. 65 days.

As this is a climbing bean variety, a fence or trellis will need to be provided for it to climb over.  Pick beans regularly to encourage more growth.  Pods are delicious when picked young and tender.

10 seeds per packet