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Bean 'Royal Burgundy'      

Phaseolus vulgaris

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Royal Burgundy is a popular variety of Bean, which belongs to the Phaseolus genus (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Royal Burgundy'). 'Royal Burgundy' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Bright Purple and   Pale red-violet. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Tyrian purple. Leaves appear approximately as a   Islamic green and   Dartmouth green colour.

Royal Burgundy is a bush bean that produces round stringless deep-purple pods. Prolific and early variety – even in cooler areas.

Will keep producing until frost kills them. On the inside the pods and beans are light green. Color fades when cooked. 1


These plants are insect resistant.

Royal Burgundy grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Royal Burgundy normally grows with a forb-like habit with a max height of 1.95 feet (that's 60.0 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Royal Burgundy originates from.

Royal Burgundy 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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Royal Burgundy have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Royal Burgundy

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Frost tender

Plant every 10 days or two to three weeks apart in order to have a healthy harvest.

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Royal Burgundy is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 13 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.2 and 7.0 as Royal Burgundy is a weakly acidic soil - neutral soil loving plant.

Growing Royal Burgundy from seed

Seeds will rot in cold, wet soil.

Soak for about two hours and the sow seeds 2 to 3 inches apart. Lay the seeds on their side covering with 1 to 1 1/2 inches fine soil. Firm the soil over the seed.3


Thin seedlings to 4-6 inches.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Royal Burgundy about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Royal Burgundy

It is not recommended to start indoors.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Royal Burgundy is a tender plant.

Harvesting Royal Burgundy

Harvest daily for optimum yield, preferably in the morning for best flavour.
Turns bright green when cooked.


pods are purple and measure 5 to 5-1/2 inches long.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early summer.

Bean Royal Burgundy Etymology

The species name vulgaris is from the Latin vulgus (“the multitude, the masses”) +‎ -āris, and means “common”, “usual”, or “commonly known” 2.

Misspellings of Bean 'Royal Burgundy'

Royal Bergundy, Royal Burgendy

Other Names for Bean 'Royal Burgundy'

Purple Beans

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