Monday, 13 August 2012

Heritage seeds: Royal Orchid wild purple MINI bean


Another heirloom seed purchase:

ROYAL ORCHID WILD purple MINI bean ORGANIC HEIRLOOM DELICIOUS POD NO STRING!

Truly SPECTACULAR plant with EXTRA long crop SEASON .

Delicious + Stringless + One of EASIEST crops to grow +
ORGANIC soil REJUVENATOR!

WILD grade MINI BUSH bean

** ROYAL ORCHID **

( aka Violet Knight , Orchidea di Burgundia ,

NOT Purple King ! - which is a RUNNER/POLE bean and can stunt growth of neighbour plants ! ) perfect for BEGINNER Gardeners .

Thrives in HEAT and COLD .

Everything in this almost "fairy-tale" plant is unusual and beautiful :

The foliage is purplish green , contrasting the dark purple stems .

The big pods are deep , rich royal violet and become emerald when cooked .

(Kids love the "Magic" : ))

The FLOWERS . . . ah . . . They truly look like tiny magenta-lilac orchids !

Add the elegant trailing habit for the minimum space in garden bed/pot occupied – and you receive a perfect

" TASTY BEAUTY " !

Royal Orchid is a WILD grade variety :

one of those happy few examples of varieties that went through cenuries without being human - modified in any way !

GREAT VALUE

Royal Orchid is a premium grade STRINGLESS variety .
NO MORE PEELING !

Very early harvest – start picking pods only 75 days after sowing in good weather .

HIGHLY prolific , and cropping continues over a VERY extended season .

This variety is notorious for it's hoding on plant and storage benefits :

On the bush , pods can be grown up to 20 cm long and even the largest ones remain tender and flavorful .

Freezes perfectly , great for pickling , drying and and canning .