Hartgood Seeds – Purple King

$4.95

Lovingly grown with multiferous, exuberant worms in Armidale since 2012 without any artificial fertilisers or pesticides. Untreated, Non-GMO, Non-Hybrid & Open Pollinated

Number of Seeds: 60 at least
Very Fast Growing and Resilient
Prolific Climbers, Generous in Crop Size

These are prolific growers in a large range of soil conditions. They grow equally well in good sized pots! In 2016 they gave 2 crops in one season with the extended summer.

Recently tried some of the dried beans I had stored away. They were delicious and reminiscent of kidney beans in both size and colour.

Fresh beans are large and purple but turn green when cooked. Absolutely Yummy!

If you live in Armidale, NSW, Australia, you can pick these seeds up directly from Jodie's FOOD SHED and save on the freight. Just near Altitude coffee roastery and Café

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Description

Purple King climber beans

Fast growers, very hardy and flavoursome.

Purple King climber beans – delicious and nutritious

These are the most prolific growers in any of the soil conditions in the garden. Last year they gave 2 crops in one season with the extended summer. Recently tried some of the dried beans I had stored away. They were delicious and reminiscent of kidney beans in both size and colour.

Purple King climber @ 3.5 metres

An experiment to see how high they would go – unstoppable. And they are producing beans at this height. By the way these plants are growing out of pots!!

No toxic chemicals and so much life everywhere.

And finally from last year’s crop of purple climbers – soaked for 12 hours, germinated for 48 hours. They were then cooked for several hours. They went much darker after being cooked. Almost like red kidney beans. Delicious and much reduced in anti-nutrients because of the important soaking and especially the germinating stages. No farting from these babies!!

Purple King climbing beans – soaked and germinated

Sunflowers provide a natural trellis for beans to climb up

Some of the seeds we produce.

These are Purple King seeds with the green arrows pointing.
See all our seeds here

Our garden security systems and cover crops during the winter

Temperature is now right to plant bean seeds directly into the ground.

The blue tongue lizard on a bug hunt in the garden.

Even more protection from unwanted pests with Mantis Security Services

Natural Pest Control

A powerful bee attractor and cover crop – buckwheat – even saved some of those amazing tetrahedral seeds for next year.

Buckwheat

Winter chia seed also attracted lots of bees with these beautiful violet flowers.

Chia seed plant

So now summer is on the door step and it’s late october in Armidale and we are waiting for an optimal soil temperature of around 18C to plant the bean seeds.

Soil temperature of 18C is ideal for planting bean seed directly into the soil