Organic Dwarf French Bean ‘Purple Teepee’

Phaseolus Vulgaris – 50 Seeds.        Soil Association Organic Logo

Purple Teepee is a stunning deep purple bean that turns green on cooking! It tastes amazing too!

It produces stringless pods that grow to around 12cm long and the pods are produced above the flowers making picking much easier! As it is a dwarf variety there is minimal need for support.

Sow the seeds in pots or large modules under cover in spring and plant out after the last frosts. Alternatively direct sow after the risk of frost has passed. Harvest when the pods are around 12cm long.

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Seed Story

There are two types of French bean; climbing beans and bush beans. Both types originate from Central and South America and were brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus in 16th Century.

They became particularly common in France where they were known as ‘Haricots verts’ which translates to green beans although they can also be purple, red and yellow in colour, not just green!

French beans are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Fibre and Potassium

As with all beans, french beans should be cooked prior to eating as they contain the toxic protein Phytohaemagglutinin.