A picture of a Bean 'Blue Peter'

Bean 'Blue Peter'

Phaseolus vulgaris 'Blue Peter'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.4m

Max

60cm

50cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Bean 'Blue Peter' Overview

Beans are ppular vegetables from the Americas, together with Maize, Squash and tomatoes! This much-loved variety is a speedy and abundant producer. Its tender pods are a deep purple shade, turning a lovely dark green when cooked. Certainly one to include in the home kitchen-garden! The wild species is native to South America and this is where its cultivation began.

Common problems with Bean 'Blue Peter'

Spray off aphids, leaf-hoppers, spider mites early in the morning, therefore allowing foliage sufficient time to dry and thus reducing chances of blight and white mold. Handpick and destroy harmful beetles.

Bean 'Blue Peter' Companion Plants

Root crops, sweetcorn, tomato, cucumber, cabbage, lettuce, marigold

How to harvest Bean 'Blue Peter'

Harvest pods from 7 - 14 weeks from sowing. Pick regularly to extend the harvesting season.

How to propagate Bean 'Blue Peter'

Seed

Directly sow each seed into the garden no deeper than 5 cm. Cover lightly with loose soil. Space seed 10 cm apart and water. Germination within 10 days. Make sure to have a structure ready to train up!

Special features of Bean 'Blue Peter'

Crop rotation

Beans add nitrogen to soil while taking few nutrients. Rotate with heavy-feeding crops like Kale, Kohlrabi, Swede, Brussels sprout, Broccoli, Cabbage and Cauliflower.

Attractive flowers

Dark pink fading to light with age.

Other uses of Bean 'Blue Peter'

Culinary

culinary