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Bean - Dwarf French - Purple Queen - 15 seeds

Bean - Dwarf French - Purple Queen - 15 seeds

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Dwarf French purple queen is a popular variety of bush bean that has a stunning purple color and sweet, tender pods. The plants grow up to 1-2 feet tall and have compact, bushy growth habits that make them ideal for small gardens and container planting. The beans are a deep purple colour and turn green when cooked. Dwarf French bean Purple Queen is typically harvested when the pods are still young and tender, at around 4-5 inches in length. This variety of bean is easy to grow and thrives in warm, sunny locations with well-drained soil. The plants are also resistant to many common bean diseases, making them a reliable choice for gardeners. Dwarf French bean Purple Queen is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide variety of dishes, including stir-fries, salads, and side dishes. They can also be steamed, sautéed, or roasted.

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Sowing and Growing Guide

Dwarf French Purple Queen Bean

Indoor Sowing

  • Sow seeds indoors from mid-April to mid-May in pots or modules filled with multi-purpose compost.
  • Plant the seeds 5cm deep and water well.
  • Keep the pots/modules in a warm, bright location, such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • Seedlings should emerge in 7-10 days.

Outdoor Sowing

  • Sow seeds directly into the soil from mid-May to mid-June.
  • Choose a sunny, sheltered spot with well-draining soil.
  • Plant the seeds 5cm deep and 20cm apart in rows that are 45-60cm apart.
  • Water well and keep the soil moist.
  • Seedlings should emerge in 7-10 days.

Growing

  • Water the plants regularly, especially during dry spells.
  • Provide support for the plants to climb on, such as stakes or trellises.
  • Pinch out the growing tips of the plants when they reach the desired height to encourage bushy growth.
  • Harvest the beans when they are plump and the pods have started to dry out, usually in August or September.