GARDEN BEANS Royal Burgundy Bush
A glossy purple podded bean. A colorful addition to the garden, pods are delicious and turn dark green when cooked. Pods are round, stringless and 5 1/2 to 6 inches long at maturity. Great for freezing, canning or eating fresh. Approximately 52 days to maturity.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Plant outdoors in late spring after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds 2 to 3 inches apart, lay seeds on their side covering with 1 to 1 1/2 inches fine soil. Firm soil over seed.
SPACING: Leave about 2 feet between rows or plant in wide rows sowing seeds 4 to 6 inches apart in all directions.
THINNING: When plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin 4 to 6 inches apart.
GERMINATION: 1 to 2 weeks depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Beans grow best in a sunny location, where the soil is warm, loamy and lightly fertilized. Cultivate shallow and frequently until flowers appear. Avoid disturbing plants after that time, as it could cause the blossoms to fall off. For continued harvest sow bush beans every two weeks until two months before first frost in fall. Water deeply by soaking soil.