Purple King is part of the Phaseolus genus and is a Bean variety. Its scientific name is Phaseolus vulgaris 'Purple King'. 'Purple King' is considered a heirloom cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Palatinate purple.
heirloom 1 variety of climbing bean that is an Australian favourite producing straight
flat bright purple pods that grow up to 17cm long.
Sometimes called Magic Beans because the purple pods turn green when they are cooked; giving these beans an inbuilt timer to prevent overcooking!
The plants crop in approximately 90 days and will produce continuously over an extended season.
Mexico is believed to be where Purple King originates from.
Purple King Bean is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Bean 'Purple King'
Growing Purple King from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Purple King about 14 days after your last frost date.
Transplanting Purple King
Harvesting Purple King
Mature at 75 Days
Resow every 2 weeks for harvest all summer long
Bean 'Purple King' information
How long does Purple King take to grow?
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When should I sow Purple King?
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09 Aug 2011
Grew really well, very easy at least for 5a. Harvest was pretty good