Snap Bean, French Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Amethyst'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Amethyst
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

51 to 60 days

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 13, 2011, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Purple 5-6 inch round slender pods on a medium bush vine. Tends to stretch harvest over a period of weeks, much like the old Contender which was touted as an everbearer. I prefer a bush bean that gives a heavy crop on the first harvest, rather than dribbliing along over an extended period. Nice bean with good flavor.