Seed Swaps

Royalty Purple Beans

I planted 6 of these this morning. One row of three was a replacement for the blue lake bush beans that never germinated. The other row of three was new.

This planting has been archived (Harvested).

Quantity: 1

Plant Bean Phaseolus vulgaris 9653


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Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived



Wow, those plants look very healthy! Is the bean really purple? and do these stay bush-like or do they get vine-like? I never grown beans before.

Posted on 15 Jul 08 (about 11 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States7

I’ve not seen any beans yet, but I understand that the beans are purple — however, they turn green when they are cooked. So far the beans have remained bushlike, although they do keep trying to climb the cages of the tomatoes behind them, and the stem of the podding radish next to them. So far, they haven’t needed any additional support, but I did put a little “fence” made out of two paint stirring sticks and some twine on one side of them, because they were flopping over a bit and shading my New Zealand spinach. Right now the biggest plants (the ones I planted earliest) are about 2.5 feet tall.

Posted on 15 Jul 08 (about 11 years ago)

Wow, that is so cool! – purple beans. I can’t seem to resist any vegetable that is purple LOL

Posted on 16 Jul 08 (about 11 years ago)

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