Bean, Climbing Purple King
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Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Beans give excellent yields for the space they occupy and this one is no different, except in colour! An outstanding variety, Purple King has long flat dark purple beans that turn a deep green when cooked.
We hope you enjoy these bean seeds, just another great example of vegetable seeds from Mr Fothergill’s!
Plant Height: 1.8m-2.4m
How To Grow
Sow vegetable seeds 25mm (1in) deep in dark damp soil - avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Sow 10-15cm (4-6in) apart allowing 50-60cm (1.5-2ft) between rows.
Ensure the danger of frosts has passed and protect plants from wind.
Plant in 1-3m (3-10ft) rows and remove weeds regularly. Keep the roots cool - a mulch of garden compost will help considerably. Water well in dry periods.
Additional fertiliser is not required as legumes will produce their own nitrogen.
This climbing bean will require support by way of trellis or netting. Pinch the tips out to encourage a bushy growth.
Regular harvesting will increase yield.
When To Plant
From late spring to mid summer. In warmer regions, sow from early spring to mid Autumn.
Regular harvesting of beans will result in a longer yields.
Our Seed Guarantee
If you are not completely satisfied with these seeds Mr. Fothergill's will gladly replace them for free. Performance subject to growing conditions.