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Dwarf French Bean 'Purple Teepee'

A dwarf bush variety dripping in crimson-black French beans.
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125 seeds

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Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
vulgaris
Common name
French bean
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
125 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)

Description

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.

Care Tips

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.