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Dwarf Bean 'Purple Teepee'

Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean

Half-hardy Annual

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Dwarf French Bean 'Purple Teepee' produces 15cm (6") long pods that are stringless and slender, with that special flavoursome zing that many vegetable growers agree only comes from the purple podded types. This superb variety bears its pods above the main foliage for easier picking and less damage from soil splash. This quick maturing variety can be harvested throughout the summer for its purple pods that turn to brilliant emerald green when cooked. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Companion Planting

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
April, May, June, July
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (40 dwarf bean seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £3.49 £0.99

Sow dwarf bean seeds indoors from mid April for transplanting later on, or direct sow outdoors from late May to July.


Indoors, sow bean seeds at a depth of 4cm (1 1/2") in 7.5cm (3") pots or trays of free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 18-21C (65-70F) until germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Once germinated, grow on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and the bean plants are large enough to be transplanted. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting beans outdoors in rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun with protection from strong winds.


Alternatively direct sow dwarf green beans outdoors when the soil has warmed. Sow 2 bean seeds per station at a depth of 4cm (1 1/2") and a distance of 23cm (9") apart. Plant dwarf beans in rows that are 45cm (18") apart.

When growing beans, hoe between plants often and water regularly. Provide a compost mulch around the base of bean plants to combat dry periods. For the best crops harvest beans regularly while the pods are still young.


Culinary note: Suitable for freezing. Caution: Cook dwarf beans before eating to avoid discomfort.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Good beans

    By Su Fo 08-10-2016

    We bought these Purple Teepee and the Golden Teepee, and grew them at the same time, in the same planter. The Purple Teepees have produced lots of beans. This is the first time we've grown long beans so that is very encouraging.

    Richard
    08-10-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your bean purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. Will buy again

    By Julie Jackson 06-10-2012

    Planted 3 varieties of french bean this year and these were by far the best producing lots of tasty beans over a longer period on attractive dwarf plants

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