Phaseolus vulgaris 'Purple Teepee'

Dwarf French bean

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Paseolus vulgaris 'Purple Teepee'

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Purple Teepee' is a high yielding variety with colourful purple pods. The round beans are stringless when young and up to 15cm (6in) long. Grow them in a sunny, sheltered spot in well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter added. Always keep your bean plants weed free and well watered, especially during dry spells. Sow the seeds from mid March under cloches, or from late April in rows 60cm (2ft) apart. Beans should be ready to harvest within 12 to 14 weeks after sowing.

Family: Fabaceae/Papilionaceae

Genus: Phaseolus

Species: vulgaris

Cultivar: Purple Teepee

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: 35cm

Time to plant seeds: March to June

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