Blue Peter Beans


Phaseolus vulgaris

Purple beauties!

A very well-known and much-loved runner bean. The beans are a dark purple and when cooked turn a lovely deep green. A good producer of beans over the season, pick continuously to ensure on-going production. We love these beans raw in salads or on a vegetarian dip plate. Plant in spring and summer.

Seed count: Approximately 25 seeds
Best planting: September – February
Ease of growth: Very easy
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.

General Information

  • Height/width of the plant: 200+ cm
  • Growth type: This variety can be trained up either a lattice/fence/pole or string.
  • Ideal germination temperature: 15°C
  • Average germination in days: 7-10 days
  • Sow method: This seed is best sown directly in the soil as transplanting could reduce your yield.
  • Plant type: Tender
  • Plant use: Grown mainly as a green bean crop, and is a well-known cooking variety, suited for both home and professional chefs.
  • Plant/row spacing: 40 cm/40 cm
  • Days to harvest: 65 days
  • Seed treatment: No special treatment.




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