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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Purple Peacock'

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Climbing

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

51 to 60 days

61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Violet/Lavender

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 25, 2007, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Earlier than other pole beans. Tender and tasty even when a bit larger. Cook up green.

Neutral

On Aug 20, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A long flat purple podded pole bean.

Neutral

On Oct 8, 2002, swallowtail from Corcoran, CA wrote:

Gorgeous vine, green/purple/bronze with pretty blooms and dark purple pods (sometimes partly green). Susceptible to thrips, mites in hot, dry weather. Spray with water daily to control. Beans are tender in moderate weather, firm, with strings, in hot weather.