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Phaseolus vulgaris
BEAN-ROYAL BURGUNDY-BUSH originating from the Andean regions of South America, the deep purple coloured dwarf cultivar was bred in 1957 at the University of New Hampshire in the USA.

Grows to roughly 51cm high and should not need staking. Tender, long round stringless pods it is best picked young for the best flavour.  Great eaten raw in salads but turns green when cooked.  Sow after last frost in areas with cool night conditions. Succession plant every 2 weeks for longer production.

This bean has good resistance to mosaic virus, powdery mildew, and white mold.

Seeds germinate quickly in 6 to 14 days, matures 8 to 10 weeks. Soak seeds in lukewarm water for approximately 1 hour before sowing and plant in well drained composted soil. Water once only till seeds germinate to prevent rotting of the seeds.  Plant 2.5cm deep, 8cm apart in full sun.  Space rows 45 cm apart.


Plant Height (cm)51
pH5.5 - 6.8
Soil Temperature (°C)18 - 25
Seed PreparationSoak seeds in lukewarm water for approximately 1 hour before sowing
Sowing Depth (mm)25
Plant Spacing (cm)5 - 8
Row spacing (cm)45 - 60
WateringDeep water early morning or late afternoon if soil dry at 5cm
Germination Time (Days)6 - 14
Harvest Time (Days)65 - 80
Good Companion PlantsBeets, Celery, Cucumber, Peas, Radish, Strawberries, Nasturtiums
Season of InterestSpring after last frost. Warm climates - anytime.
Bad Companion PlantsLeeks, Garlic, Chives, Shallots, Onions, Sunflowers, Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage
DiseasesCurly Top, Fusarium Wilt, Rust
Temperature Range (°C)23 - 26
Annual / Perennial / BiennialAnnual
Frost Hardy / TenderHalf Hardy
Full Sun / Part Sun / ShadeFull sun
Sow Direct / Raise SeedlingsEither
Soilwell drained, composted moist soil
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