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Phaseolus vulgaris
BEAN-PURPLE KING-CLIMBER is an heirloom variety of climbing bean that is an Australian favourite producing straight flat bright purple pods that grow up to 17cm long. Sometimes called Magic Beans because the purple pods turn green when they are cooked, giving these beans an inbuilt timer! It has a long picking period and is heavy bearing with a great flavour. It copes well with summer heat & is a good type for cooler climates in small areas. This variety also has rather attractive purple-pink flowers.


Germination Time (Days) 7 – 15
Maturity Time (Days) 70 – 85
Sowing Depth (mm) 20 – 30
Plant Spacing (cm) 10 – 25
Row Spacing (cm) 60 – 100
pH 6 – 7.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Frost Tender
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Sow Direct
Seed Preparation