Deep purple pods with equally stunning purple stems and foliage. Beans are 5″, wide and flat, with an excellent flavor and crunch. Thrives in cool, wet spring soils and early to mature. This rare find is originally from the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens in England and was brought to the U.S. in 2007 by the good folks at Adaptive Seeds in Oregon. For more info, read this English garden blogger’s poetic musings on Kew Blue.
Days to Maturity: 60 days
Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Life Cycle: Annual
Direct seed when soil temperatures exceeds 55°F.
Plant every 2-3 weeks through mid-summer for continued harvest.
Planting depth: 1-2”. Seeding rate: every 2-4”. Row spacing: 18-36”.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!