SEEDS PER PACK: 28
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|
|pH||5.5 - 6.8|
|Soil Temperature (°C)||18 - 25|
|Seed Preparation||Soak seeds in lukewarm water for approximately 1 hour before sowing|
|Sowing Depth (mm)||25|
|Plant Spacing (cm)||5 - 8|
|Row spacing (cm)||45 - 60|
|Watering||Deep water early morning or late afternoon if soil dry at 5cm|
|Germination Time (Days)||6 - 14|
|Harvest Time (Days)||65 - 80|
|Good Companion Plants||Beets, Celery, Cucumber, Peas, Radish, Strawberries, Nasturtiums|
|Season of Interest||Spring after last frost. Warm climates - anytime.|
|Bad Companion Plants||Leeks, Garlic, Chives, Shallots, Onions, Sunflowers, Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage|
|Diseases||Curly Top, Fusarium Wilt, Rust|
|Temperature Range (°C)||23 - 26|
|Annual / Perennial / Biennial||Annual|
|Frost Hardy / Tender||Half Hardy|
|Full Sun / Part Sun / Shade||Full sun|
|Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings||Either|
|Soil||well drained, composted moist soil|