Seeds - Bean, Royalty Purple Pod (Bush) OG

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Description: A snap bean that germinates well in cool soil. The flowers and pods are purple and the foliage is purple-tinged. The colour fades when cooked.

Pack Size: 100 seeds

Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 68 days
Exposure: Full sun
Height: Bush habit

Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic

Germination: 7 - 14 days at 18ºC.
Outdoors: Direct-seed once all risk of frost has passed or a bit earlier as this variety is said to tolerate cooler soils than other bean varieties. Sow successive plantings every 2 - 3 weeks to ensure a continual harvest.
Planting Depth: 1”.
Spacing: Sow seeds 2 - 3" apart in rows 15 - 24” apart. Thin to 4 - 6” once first true set of leaves has developed.

Growing in Containers: May be grown in raised beds or very large planters, such as barrels.

Mixed Planters: Not suited to mixed planters.

Garden Companions: Beets, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, corn, eggplant, potato, radishes, kale, lettuce, peas, potatoes, Swiss chard, and strawberry.
Plants to Avoid: All members of the allium family (onions, leeks, garlic, scallions) and Kohlrabi inhibit growth in beans. Sunflowers will compete for light.

Pest/Disease Issues: Aphids can be washed off plants with a hard stream of water.

Harvesting: Harvest early and often to increase yields. Remove over-sized beans to maintain pod production.

Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.

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