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Royal Burgundy Bean

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

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Description

55 days. Our 2018 farm crew’s favorite bush bean, Royal Burgundy is eye-catching, vigorous and quick to pick. Relatively tall compared to other bush-beans making plants compete better with weeds. Color is dark violet on the outside with bright-green interior before cooking; heat makes the pods turn deep green. Green plants adorned with purple pods make for an easy harvest; even kids love picking the beans and eating them straight off the plant! Stringless pods usually grow to be 4-6” in length with light brown seeds that are easily saved. After weeks of devouring tender, young beans, we often sauté the full-size pods. We also blanch then freeze them to enjoy throughout the winter. Beans are not only an excellent source of protein and dietary fiber for us, their roots provide a valuable source of usable nitrogen to our soil. Plants are resistant to Common Bean Mosaic Virus. HM

This variety is available in BULK. Select quantity above.

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Sow bean seeds outside 5/15-7/15 (after soil temp has reached at least 60 °). Sow seeds 1” deep, 3” apart in rows 15” apart. Protect seedlings from slugs/snails (use caffeinated coffee grounds or organic phosphate based slug bait). Days to germination: 6-16. Protect plants from groundhogs & deer. Beans perform best if the seeds are inoculated with Bean Inoculant at planting time.

 Harvest:

Harvest young pods frequently while still thin and tender. Pods left to mature will become tough.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Beans are an easy seed saving crop. They will not cross with other bean species and tend to self-pollinate. 10-20 ft between bean varieties is often good enough, 50 feet isolation distance is ideal. Minimum population size: 10 plants. Allow seeds to mature on the plants (pods will become tan and dry). Save seeds only from the best plants. Clean seed as a dry-seeded crop.

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Description

55 days. Our 2018 farm crew’s favorite bush bean, Royal Burgundy is eye-catching, vigorous and quick to pick. Relatively tall compared to other bush-beans making plants compete better with weeds. Color is dark violet on the outside with bright-green interior before cooking; heat makes the pods turn deep green. Green plants adorned with purple pods make for an easy harvest; even kids love picking the beans and eating them straight off the plant! Stringless pods usually grow to be 4-6” in length with light brown seeds that are easily saved. After weeks of devouring tender, young beans, we often sauté the full-size pods. We also blanch then freeze them to enjoy throughout the winter. Beans are not only an excellent source of protein and dietary fiber for us, their roots provide a valuable source of usable nitrogen to our soil. Plants are resistant to Common Bean Mosaic Virus. HM

This variety is available in BULK. Select quantity above.

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Sow bean seeds outside 5/15-7/15 (after soil temp has reached at least 60 °). Sow seeds 1” deep, 3” apart in rows 15” apart. Protect seedlings from slugs/snails (use caffeinated coffee grounds or organic phosphate based slug bait). Days to germination: 6-16. Protect plants from groundhogs & deer. Beans perform best if the seeds are inoculated with Bean Inoculant at planting time.

 Harvest:

Harvest young pods frequently while still thin and tender. Pods left to mature will become tough.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Beans are an easy seed saving crop. They will not cross with other bean species and tend to self-pollinate. 10-20 ft between bean varieties is often good enough, 50 feet isolation distance is ideal. Minimum population size: 10 plants. Allow seeds to mature on the plants (pods will become tan and dry). Save seeds only from the best plants. Clean seed as a dry-seeded crop.

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