Dry Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Amethyst') in the Beans Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Bees


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Date: 2013-11-06Courtesy Harris Seeds
By vic
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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on May 26, 2014 6:23 AM

This is a bush purple podded snap bean. Pods are very slender and often referred to as a filet type bean. Upright growth with pods set at the top of the plants for easy harvest. Vines and blossoms are visually attractive. Tends to yield in small increments similar to the old Commodore. I prefer a bush bean that set a prolific first crop and then gets out of the way. Amethyst does have an extended harvest window which may be beneficial to a home gardener. I prefer Purple Queen or Royal Burgandy in this slot.

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