🌱 Days to Sprout: 10-14
😋 Plant food: after true leaves
✂️ Thin to: 2 plants per yCube
🍅 Days to Maturity: 50-75
💡 Gardyn Location: Peripheral
📏 Plant Size: 2 ft
💚 Care Level: Advanced
Since Purple Beans have a robust root system, we suggest checking the roots monthly and trimming any that are brown or extending past the yPod.
Though this is a compact plant it may require support as it matures. We suggest using our Plant Belt to support the plant and its fruit.
Purple Beans need minimal pruning, snip any yellow or brown leaves if they appear.
Flowers should develop in 4-6 weeks after sprouting. When they appear, help the plant with pollination by gently shaking the plant by hand replicating the effects of wind or gently disturb the inside of the blossom with your finger or a small brush.
To harvest Purple Beans, wait until it produces fleshy round pods that are about 5 inches long and generally as thick as a pencil. Snip the pods at the stem before they are fully mature and while they are still tender, usually 1-2 weeks after flowering. This variety of bush bean produces most of its fruit at once, but the plant will keep producing if harvested regularly.
Our Plant Health & Nutrition Team thoroughly tests each variety we offer to bring you the most flavorful and high-quality plants. We regularly rotate our plant portfolio, so please note, availability varies.