Approximately 3-4 seeds per gram. Phaseolus vulgaris Lot# B23032 Royal Burgundy bush bean produces amazingly purple-violet colored beans that grow on sturdy compact bush plants that can grow upwards to 40-51 cm (16-20") tall with a spread of 38-45 cm (15-18”) wide. Seeds have a good cold tolerance for germination. Pretty purple flowers keep blooming to produce a long harvest. Produces an abundant amount of dark purple 12-15 cm (5-6") pods. The pods turn green after 2 minutes of cooking. Seeds are beige.
Direct sow from end of May to June 15th preferably, but can also be sown to the beginning of July. Try to plant during a warm, dry spell. Soil must be warm. If it is not warm enough, seeds will rot. Beans require a minimum soil temperature of 16°C (60°F) and a maximum of 24°C (75°F). Seeds will not germinate properly if planted too deeply or too early in cold wet ground. Sow seeds 2.5 cm (1") deep, 5-8 cm (2-3") apart, in rows 45-60 cm (18-24") apart.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose and well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 5.5-6.8
Planting Depth: 2-5 cm (1") deep, 5-8 cm (2-3") apart.
Germination: 7-14 days.
Height at Maturity: Plants reach 40-51 cm (16-20") tall. Compact bush habit. Spread 38-45 cm (15-18”) wide
Days to Maturity: 50-60 days.
Watering:Low water requirements at planting- moisten soil for germination, medium at flowering and then heavy through harvest.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Seed Spacing: 5-8 cm (2-3") apart, in rows 45-60 cm (18-24") apart.
Additional Information Avoid planting in soil that stays consistently damp or wet. We generally plant 3-4 rows at a time and space out rows at 20-25 cm (8-10”) apart. It is perfect because most people can reach across that width. You can grow 3-4 times the amount of heirloom beans in the same space, you reduce the amount of area for weeds, and you'll save on water. It is about 50-60 days for purple beans, 100+ days for dry beans. Beans typically need warm soil of 18°C (65°F) or higher. Grows best in full sun with well watered soil. Regular harvesting of the young pods will ensure a greater yield.Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases. White-seeded beans usually don’t germinate as well as dark-seeded.