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'Robert's Royalty Purple' Snap Bean

'Robert's Royalty Purple' Snap Bean

Regular price $3.75 Sale

Phaseolus vulgaris

Origin: Minnesota

Improvement status: Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~35

Germination tested 12/2022: 98%

Life cycle: Annual

Robert's Royalty is a delightful purple snap bean from legendary Minnesota bean-breeder Robert Lobitz. While most of his beans are known for the beautifully striking colors and patterns on the seeds, this one was bred for its purple pods. This is a productive and delicious bean growing on bush-type plants. We got our stock seed from Adaptive Seeds. EFN co-founder Dusty Hinz grew these out for EFN in Minnesota.

GROWING TIPS: Direct seed 1 inch deep in rows 12-24 inches apart. Plants could end up 3-6 inches apart in the row.