Bean Purple King Seed
Purple king bean has flat purple pods to 18cm in size. Pods turn green when cooked. Adds colour and flavour to salads.
How to Grow
Climbing beans as their name indicates need a structure for them to climb on. This can be anything from a wire fence, verandah or teepee made from tomato stakes, bamboo or even sturdy sticks. They like soil rich in organic matter but they are a legume so ensure nitrogen levels are not to high. Sow your seeds below the climbing structure to give the tendrils a easy job of latching on. Ensure you do not over water them during the germination stage as this may cause rotting. Once germinated provide a good mulch later around the plant. During the growing season you may need to assist the plant with latching onto your structure.
Pests included Cutworm, Crows, Small Brown Bean Bug & White Fly. Where needed use exclusion netting, neem, pyrethrum and good soil health practices to minimise pest impact.
Sow spring & summer direct into garden.
Packet contains approx 50 seeds.
80 days to harvest
Eat beans whole either fresh or cooked. All beans are best eaten when young and string less, this is typically between 10-16cm in length.