Velour Bush Bean (55 Days)
Bring purple power to your garden with the addition of these beautiful and delicious French filet-type bush beans. Slender, stringless, medium-sized pods are set off from attractive, green bushes by their gorgeous, deep purple color. The Velour Bush Bean is high yielding and disease resistant. These beans will transform to green when cooked. Disease Resistance Common Bean Mosaic and Halo Blight.
1 ounce = approx. 150-170 seeds
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep
Outside Sowing: After the last frost with soil temperatures above 60ºF. Sow 2-3” apart. Planting in soil under 60ºF results in poor germination.
How much does a packet plant: 25-foot single row
Harvest: Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually every 2-3 days to prolong production.
Tips: Grow in light, well-drained soil, provide adequate, even moisture, especially at flowering time. Dry soil can result in low yields and fibrous pods. Do not over-fertilize the Velour Bush Bean with nitrogen, which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth. Adding inoculant at planting time aids in a larger harvest and more robust plants. Sow a few times a season, 3-4 weeks apart for a continuous harvest.