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Purple climbing beans

Type of Vegetable

Plant Info

Botanical Family Name (if known)
Phaseolus vulgaris
Other Common Names
Purple king, Purple Pole Bean
Size
1 - 2 metres

Basic Growing Tips

Growing Tips
  • Grows in most soil conditions
  • Grow all year (depending on climate)
  • Don't over feed - moderate fertiliser only
  • Grows best in full sun
  • Best staked or trellised
Planting Instructions
Sow directly where to grow in good free-draining soil at the base of a trellis and water at once then wait for sprouting before watering again (this limits losses to bean rot). Once growing, water when needed.

Plant close together about a few inches apart and several plants will produce enough beans to feed a family of four regularly.
Harvesting
Harvest often to promote more flowering and thus more beans.
Leave some beans dry on the plant at the end of the plants' life for use in cooking later or for replanting.

Purple climbing beans are an heirloom crop that is usually dark purple and a vigorous grower climbing up whatever structure it finds nearby.  

The purple colour disappears when cooked and they turn green so eat raw in salads for that purple touch!  

Editor review

Overall rating 
 
5.0
Easy to Grow? 
 
5.0
Taste 
 
5.0
Disease & Pest Resistance 
 
5.0
Productivity 
 
5.0

The king of purple climbing beans

This purple climbing bean is one of my favourite plants to grow - in fact, it readily self-sows in our garden so we hardly even have to try but often I do position the beans where we want them to grow. 

It grows in a range of conditions and produces plenty of beans, which are best eaten younger before the pods swell too much.

Overall, our garden and homegrown food diet wouldn't be the same without them!  

Plant Knowledge Base

I grow/have grown this plant

Where is this plant growing?

In Ground/Raised Bed

What is your Climate?

Sub-Tropical

Organically Grown?

Yes

Fertilisers, Organics, or Other Supplements Used

Trellis (small)

Favourite way to prepare/eat

Chopped and fried in butter

Pros & Cons

Pros
Fast grower
Grows all year
Tastes amazing
Looks good in the garden
Self-sows
High producer
Beans are not stringy
Cons
Fairly short life cycle

Would You Grow this Plant Again?

Yes

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