Royalty Purple Pod Bean
- Bush bean
- Purple pods, flowers, and foliage
- Germinates well in cold wet soil
- Snap bean
- 55 days
- ±1,600 seeds/lb
Bred at the University of New Hampshire by the late Professor Elwyn Meader. Introduced by the Billy Hepler Seed Company in 1957. Distinctive purple foliage and purple flowers. Bright purple, stringless, slightly curved 5" pods turn green when cooked. Germinates well even in cold wet soil. Bush habit, snap, 55 days. ±1,600 seeds/lb.
Learn to Grow Royalty Purple Pod Bean
Direct Seed: 2" Apart
Seed Depth: 1"
Rows Apart: 36-48"
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields.
Ratings & Reviews
Good bean for rainy climates
by Ordinary World
One of the best for coastal areas. Grows right through a cold, rainy June without missing a beat, and can keep producing into the autumn so long as it doesn't freeze.
I love these beans! They were so easy to grow and produced so many! Purple beans are a lot easier to find on the bush than green, and that alone made them amazing. But the flavor is great too, and they can and cook well.
New Favorite Bean
Great bean, Strong yield and good taste.