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Bean, Bush, Purple Dove Snap
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Phaseolus vulgaris

These beautiful, glossy, flat-round purple beans have outstanding flavor, firm yet tender texture and a stunning appearance. The productive plants have a slight vining habit, but do not need support. This rare variety is one of our favorites!

Calendar Days to Harvest: 55

05982 Pack, Bean, Bush, Purple Dove Snap
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50 seeds $ 3.49
07087 Bulk, Bean, Bush, Purple Dove Snap
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500 seeds $ 19.99
  • Open Pollinated
  • Size: 16 -20 inches, 4 -5 inch pods
  • Hardiness: Tender Annual
  • Easy to Grow: Yes
  • Sun: Full/Partial
  • Water: Moderate
  • Seed Planting Depth: 1.00"
  • Days to Germination: 6-10 days
  • Plant spacing within a row: 2"-4"
Start From Seed: Detailed instructions for direct seeding, or starting seeds indoors and transplanting.
Always direct-seed beans. Plant in late spring when danger of frost has passed and soils have warmed. Germination is best at 70–85°F. Inoculate seed with Rhizobium bacteria prior to planting to enhance nitrogen availability. Plant seeds ½ to 1 inch deep, 2-3 inches apart, 18-30 inches between rows. To avoid seed rot, water well just once at planting time. After the seedlings emerge (6–12 days) keep moderately moist, allowing the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. Avoid water-stress during bloom and pod set.
Growing Conditions: Growing seasons, soil types, water and fertility requirements.
Beans are a frost-sensitive, warm-season crop. They grow best on well drained, loamy soils with a pH between 5.8 and 6.5. Amend planting area with compost, phosphorus and potassium.
Pest Prevention: Organic solutions to common problems.
Seed rot and seedling disease due to damping-off pathogens may be a problem in cool soils. Shallow plantings into 60°F or warmer soils will reduce risk of seedling disease. Avoid or minimize potentially devastating White Mold by practicing crop rotation and irrigating early in the day to allow drying of foliage. Bacterial blights of beans can be controlled through crop rotation and composting of crop debris. Encourage beneficial insect activity by planting cilantro and other umbels nearby to help control the many kinds of insect pests that love beans. Spray with pyrethrins and neem oil as a last resort to control heavy infestations. Seed late in the season and release Pediobius foveolatus wasps for suppression of Mexican bean beetles.
Harvest: Is it ready yet? When to harvest and how to store your garden produce.
Harvest fresh snap beans when plump, but before they become lumpy and tough. Pick frequently to encourage more production. Harvest fresh shelling beans when the seeds are full size, but before the pods dry. Harvest dry beans when 75% of the leaves have yellowed and the pods have begun to dry. Pull the entire plant and dry either in the field on a tarp, or move indoors to dry in wet fall areas. Thresh by beating the dry plants with a flail or length of bamboo.
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by 4885940 on 1/8/2016 8:49:27 PM

These beans were incredibly bountiful and had a slightly sweeter flavor than other bush beans I've eaten. The only complaint I had was that sometimes I would find a bean so tough it was virtually impossible to chew. While snapping them, I didn't find any to be woody or pithy so it was odd to find them so when eating them.

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