Reading Purple

  • Climbing French Bean Reading Purple

This bean was passed to our donor, Malcolm Charlish, by an allotment neighbour. The tall plants have purple-veined, dark green leaves and purple stems, followed by long, flat purple pods that change to green when cooked. These tasty pods are stringless if picked young. Unusually, this bean loses its leaves as the pods begin to dry.

10 seeds
French bean
Coloured varieties