Purple Queen Bush Bean Seeds - (Phaseolus vulgaris)

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Seed Count:
Approx 50 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
52 days
Days to Germination:
3-7 days @ 60-85F
Plant Spacing:
Light Preference:
Full sun
Soil Requirements:
Well drained
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Purple Queen Bush Bean - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
  • Purple Queen Bush Bean - (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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Purple Queen Bush Bean

Loads of easy-to-spot slim purple pods that turn green in cooking. Rated as the best flavored of all beans. Tried and true and a great experience for new gardeners. High yields. Unusual and appealing in both garden and kitchen. 


Originally cultivated in Central America, from Mexico to Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. The smaller beans are thought to have been cultivated in Mexico as long as 7,000 years ago, while the larger beans were cultivated in Peru starting 8,000 years ago. High in protein, easy to grow, dry and cook, they have sustained mankind for millennia.


Snap, Shell

Harvest Tip

For Snap Beans, wait until they are about pencil size, but harvest before the beans inside the pods become lumpy. Snap beans, are snapped, strings removed and eaten fresh or cooked.

For Fresh Shell Beans, let the seeds in the pods get good and fat. You shell/remove the green beans from the pod and they are eaten fresh or cooked.

For Dried Beans, let the pods get brown and dry on the plant. Pick them before they can split open and spread out to finish drying. Remove from dried pods and store. Dried beans are usually soaked and cooked.

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2 Reviews

  • 5
    Highly recommended for Virginia

    Posted by VA on Jul 9th 2017

    The Master Gardeners at the historic Francis Land House Heirloom Vegetable Garden in Virginia Beach, Virginia are providing feedback on the donated seeds. Our garden consists of 35 raised beds, each four feet by twenty feet. The garden receives full sun all day and is fertilized with a combination of compost and commercial organic fertilizer. The colorful plant appearance was very impressive and the yield was excellent. Most interesting that the purple pods turn green when cooked. A great tasting bean. Highly recommended for this area.

  • 5
    Love this bean

    Posted by CA on Jul 9th 2017

    This bean was a great success in our San Francisco Bay Area garden. Beautiful purple pods produced well and tasted great, although I wished they'd stay purple when cooked. Even the pods that hid and grew to be extra large were tender and not mealy.

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