Phaseolus vulgaris 'Purple Queen'

Dwarf French bean

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Flower colour

Red

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Dwarf French bean 'Purple Queen' produces heavy yields of fabulous dark purple beans that have an excellent flavour. Sadly these turn green when cooked. Do not be tempted to sow outside too early as they are susceptible to cold, wet soils. Harvest from August to September.

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Phaseolus

Species: vulgaris

Cultivar: Purple Queen

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 38cm

Time to plant seeds: March to June


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