Bean – Royal Burgundy Bush


A vigorous sprouter, its pretty purple flowers keep blooming to provide a long harvest.  Attractive purple 13-cm (5.25″) pods the colour of grape juice and sugar sweet turn a bright green after two minutes in boiling water – like a built-in timer to let you know when your beans are done blanching. A fun way to engage your kids in the garden.  Excellent disease resistance. Plants grow to 50 cm (20″).

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Botanical name
Phaseolus vulgaris ‘Royal Burgundy’


8 per square foot in 2 rows of 4. Does better with some support. Could even be a wire wicket bent at 30 cm (12″).

Lay seeds on their side and cover with 2 cm (1″) of soil. Firm the soil with your fingers.

Hot and sunny. Loamy soil, pH around 6-6.5.

Seeds will sprout in 8-16 days.

Aphids and spider mites. Both can be washed off with a hard jet of water.

Direct sow starting in mid-May. Warm-weather crop. Best soil temperature is at least 21°C (70°F). Can have an earlier first harvest if you start seeds indoors. Beans do not love to be transplanted, so handle with care. In our experience, plants started from seeds caught up to the transplants very quickly and the end result was not that different.

Apart from daily watering, your only care consists of spraying leaves with kelp fertilizer periodically to boost nutrient uptake.

Days to maturity

Warm, annual