Royalty Purple Pod - Bush Bean

Royalty Purple Pod

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Bean - Royalty Purple Pod - Phaseolus vulgaris

Royalty Purple Pod - Absolutely Gorgeous, flowers and beans are so beautiful you can grow it in the flower border!

Packet 50 Seeds

Tender Annual Bush. Heirloom. Purple bushes with short runners and purple flowers. Bright-purple stringless 5"-6" pods cook to dark green. Buff colored seeds germinate in cold, wet soil.

  • Bush bean
  • Purple pods, flowers, and foliage
  • Germinates well in cold wet soil
  • Snap bean
  • 55 days
  • ±1,600 seeds/lb


Heirloom, Bred at the University of New Hampshire by the late Professor Elwyn Meader. Introduced by the Billy Hepler Seed Company in 1957. Distinctive purple foliage and purple flowers. Bright purple, stringless, slightly curved 5" pods turn green when cooked. Germinates well even in cold wet soil. Bush habit, snap, 55 days.
Culinary Tip:
Drop beans into boiling salted water, cook 3 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse. Mix together 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 minced garlic cloves, juice from 1 lemon and 1 large finely chopped roasted red pepper. Season with a pinch of cayenne pepper. Serve on the side or drizzled over cooked beans.
Bean - Royalty Purple Pod - Phaseolus vulgaris
Tender Annual Bush. Heirloom. Purple bushes with short runners and purple flowers. Bright-purple stringless 5"-6" pods cook to dark green. Buff colored seeds germinate in cold, wet soil. Bred by E.M. Meader at the University of New Hampshire and introduced in 1957.
Soil & Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter and a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, medium at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering which can promote disease.
Planting & Growing: Start indoors in short-season climates, or seed directly once soils have reached at least 65F, preferably after the last frost. Make small, successive plantings every 10 days for a continuous harvest.
Harvesting & Storage: Bush beans will produce all of their fruit over a few weeks' time. For best flavor, harvest the pods when they reach 1/2" in diameter regardless of their length, or leave the pods on the plant until they have completely dried. Store dry, shelled beans in an airtight container.
Pick young beans regularly for best flavour.


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