Dwarf French Bean 'Purple Teepee'
In this mix
|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Edible Crop
- Kitchen Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- 45cm (18in)
- Common name
- French bean
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 15cm (6in)
- Sow in succession under cover (ideally in Rootrainers) from mid-April, for planting out from May when seedlings reach 5cm (2in) tall. Direct sow outside, mid-May to July, 5cm (2in) deep in blocks 15cm (6in) apart.
A dwarf bush variety dripping in crimson-black French beans. It looks good mixed up in a bowl with green or yellow beans – very tasty in olive oil, or garlic butter with excellent flavour raw or cooked.
It's purple pods turn green when cooked, but to keep the flavour enjoy as vegetable tempura.
Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.
Protect with fleece if the weather turns cold after planting. Keep plants well-watered, especially during dry spells, a mulch of compost or well-rotted manure will help the soil retain moisture and suppress weed growth.