Snap Bean (String, Green or French Bean)
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Trionfo Violetto'

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Climbing

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:

Purple

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

Regional

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

West Kill, New York

Houston, Texas

Madison, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 13, 2004, CatskillKarma from West Kill, NY wrote:

I grow a lot of runner beans on tripods in whiskey barrels. Trionfo violetto is my favorite of the lavender flowered varieties, but it does not grow as tall as the red or or white flowered varieties. The beans are very good eating, however, and the lavender flowers very pretty.

Positive

On Dec 12, 2004, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I tried this romano-type pole bean last year and was very happy with the results. It produced long beautiful vines with gorgeous purple flowers. The beans are large, flattened, and bumpy, a deep purple color, with an unusually delicious flavor. Good raw, but even better cooked (they turn bright green when cooked). Texture was better if picked young, but even the older 8 inch ones were still nutty and quite tasty. I'm going to order this one again this year.