Bush Snap Bean, Robert’s Royalty (Organic)
Phaseolus vulgaris. Purple Pods. 55 days.
Another masterpiece bred by Robert Lobitz! Produces beautiful medium-dark purple pods with great bean flavor. Similar to the variety Royal Burgundy with slightly shorter pods on more prolific and compact plants. Like Royal Burgundy, Robert’s Royalty is early maturing and cool weather tolerant, germinating better in cold soil than most other beans.
Direct sow 1″ deep beginning early May in rows that are 1′ apart. Thin seedlings to 3-6″ spacing. Protect early sowings from frost. Succession sowing every 3 weeks through late June will ensure continual harvest. Shell seeds from fully dry pods by hand or by dancing on pods. Winnow to clean. Test for dryness with a hammer – dry beans shatter.
Some cross-pollination may occur, but beans mostly self-pollinate.