Royal Burgundy

808 – Royal Burgundy

$3.00

Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Vigorous erect plants with 5-6 in. long, slender, round, deep purple pods that turn green when cooked. The beautiful purple pods make picking easy!

≈101 seeds/oz.

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Product Description

Scientific Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Family: Pea

Type: Hardy Annual

Native Range: Lower 48 States, Pacific Basin, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Hardiness Zones: 5 and 13; beans are not hardy and will die with light frost, however Royal Burgundy beans are resistant to Common Bean Mosaic Virus and Powdery Mildew;

Soil Requirements: Warm and well-drained; slightly acidic pH [6.5 – 6.8];

Light Preference: Full sun

Water: Moderate

Days until Germination: 7-10 days

Sowing: Soak beans 1-6 hours before planting. Sow 2″- 3″ deep once soil is warm and last frost is past—roughly two weeks.  Plant seeds every 2-3 weeks for a continual harvest throughout the season. If you plan to dry your beans, plant 2″ deep, and remove pods once they are dry and the plant’s leaves are wilted.

Plant Spacing: 2″- 3″ with 18″- 36″ between rows

Plant Height: 1′- 2′

Harvest: 50-60 days; beans should be harvested when the pod is purple and fleshy, and the seeds are small and green; Royal Burgundy beans will be approximately 6-7 in.; to avoid breaking plant’s stem, use two hands when picking off snap beans;

Grows Well With: Carrots, cauliflower, beets, cucumbers, cabbage, leeks, celeriac, marigolds, strawberries, corn, summer savory

Grows Poorly With: Garlic, shallots, chives, gladiolus, fennel

Potential Problems: Cutworms; slugs; snails; Japanese beetles; rot; lack of support for stalk;

Uses & Cooking Suggestions: Royal Burgundy bush beans can be eaten and cooked similarly to green beans, e.g. steamed, stir-fried, raw. They are done cooking when their shells turn green.

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Size

S = 1 oz

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