Climbing Bean- Purple King

Phaseolus vulgaris Open Pollinated

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  • Climbing
  • Long purple pods
  • Long producing

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'Climbing Bean- Purple King' seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris

  • Climbing
  • Long purple pods
  • Long producing

Climbing bean. Straight purple pods that turn green when cooked, growing to 18cm. Long and heavy producing. Very popular variety. Also known as "Magic bean".

Seeds per gram: 3
Product code: X-002_P

Best Months to Sow
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 20mm
Season Spring(or after frost) and early summer
Germination 7-14 days @ 18-26°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Annual
Row Spacing 100cm
Plant Spacing 15cm
Position Full sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 65-75 days

*Notes: Plants need a medium to climb over; trellis, A-frame or fence are all popular solutions. Pick regularly to encourage more growth. Pods are best when young and tender.

How To Grow



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Ratings & Reviews

Magic bean

I love this plant, it adds colour to the garden with its purple tones. awesome cropper, very sturdy climber. Gorgeous flowers. Great eaten straight from the vine. Or for some fun for the kids cook them and watch the magic happen when they go from being purple to green!
customer review from 29/09/2015 23 March 2016


Grew quickly and cropped well, with very pretty flowers.
customer review from 6/01/2015 23 March 2016

my favourite bean

This is my favorite french bean variety. Awesome colour, easy to grow, heavy yields and very good eating. I grow it every year and load up the freezer for winter, so I have them available all year:-)
customer review from 11/12/2012 21 March 2016