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Royalty Purple Pod Bean

SKU: 0343-P50

Item Details

Bred at the University of New Hampshire by the late Professor Elwyn Meader. Introduced by the Billy Hepler Seed Company in 1957. Distinctive purple foliage and purple flowers. Bright purple, stringless, slightly curved 5" pods turn green when cooked. Germinates well even in cold wet soil.

  • 55 days
  • ±1,600 seeds/lb
  • Conventional
  • Bush bean
  • Snap bean
  • Purple pods, flowers, and foliage
  • Germinates well in cold wet soil

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Steaming
  • Roasting
  • Canning
  • Freezing

The vibrant hue of these purple beans turns to a light green when steamed or blanched. Try to eat them fresh as often as possible.

These beans pair nicely with quinoa, almonds, bacon, parsley and eggplant. Use these beans to make spicy refrigerator pickles and garnish a cocktail with them!

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields.

  • Direct Seed: 2" Apart
  • Seed Depth: 1"
  • Rows Apart: 36-48"
  • Light: Full Sun

Ratings & Reviews

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Good bean for rainy climates


One of the best for coastal areas. Grows right through a cold, rainy June without missing a beat, and can keep producing into the autumn so long as it doesn't freeze.

Perfect Bean!


I love these beans! They were so easy to grow and produced so many! Purple beans are a lot easier to find on the bush than green, and that alone made them amazing. But the flavor is great too, and they can and cook well.

New Favorite Bean


Great bean, Strong yield and good taste.

Great beans


It was sold out, so i assume it is good

Ugly beans


Looks terrible

Thank you for your input. Would you be able to let us know if you were satisfied with the taste?