• Climbing French Bean Reading Purple Pods on plant
  • Climbing French Bean Reading Purple Harvested Pods
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French bean

Reading Purple

This bean was passed to our donor 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. Seed colour pale cream to buff with grey speckles.
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