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One of the tastiest of the purple French beans, this variety is beautiful enough for a flower garden, yet delicious in the kitchen.
Amethyst French Bean Seeds
[60 days] A compact, dwarf bean with slender pods that reach up to 15cm (6") long, Amethyst provides a bounty of purple, stringless beans over a long picking season. Delicious both raw and cooked, this variety seems to produce forever. Being a dwarf variety, they work well in both container gardens and raised beds, and with their mauve flowers and amethyst-coloured pods, they’re honestly beautiful enough as an ornamental. Like all French beans, they freeze well, too.
DHeight: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Can you grow Amethyst french beans from seed? Sow you Amethyst French bean seeds out doors 4 inches apart and 2 inches deep. You can begin sowing your seeds at the end of May and early June, covering with fine soil. Make sure you water well and create supports to minimise any damage to the new roots.
What vegetable seeds should Amethyst french beans not be planted next to? French beans should not be planted near veggies that do not do well with extra nitrogen, like tomatoes and peppers. Amethyst French beans also don't grow well next to beetroot, chives, onions and garlic as these can stunt the beans stalk.
What are good companion plants for Amethyst french beans? Amethyst French beans are fantastic companions to many vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, kale and peas. They benefit from the extra nitrogen levels that are given to the surrounding soil from the growth of beans.
Does Amethyst French Beans require support? No, Amethyst is a dwarf French bean plant meaning they are self supporting and require no staking or climbing frame.
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 60 Days
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
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