• Dwarf Bean Purple Teepee Seeds

Dwarf Bean Purple Teepee Seeds

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125 Seeds
Phaseolus vulgaris
Item Code: 19264
Suitable for Containers

Details

Details

Pods are held above the foliage, so remain clean of soil and easy to pick. Plants show resistance to Bean Common Mosaic Virus. The delicious pods turn a rich dark green when cooked.

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I always grow Purple Teepee. They taste great and crop well, held high off the ground. The purple varieties have a couple of other great qualities though. Being 'purple' you can spot the beans on the plant really easily - no more surprise huge beans that have gone over! And when you put them in the pot to cook them they are purple, when cooked, they go green.

Planting & Harvesting

Sow & Grow

Sow indoors for surest results April-May, 2.5cm (1") deep into individual pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 25cm (10") apart, during May-June when frosts are over. Allow 45cm (18") between rows. Or sow outdoors May-July for ease, where they are to crop, 5cm (2") deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Delay sowing if soil is cold or waterlogged. Sow two seeds together, 30cm (1') between each position. Allow 45cm (18") between rows. Thin to leave stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Harvest: June-October.

Hint's & Tips

In hot weather, mist the flowers with tepid water in the evening to help pods form. An early and a late sowing will extend the harvest season. Ideal for deep freezing.