Tri Colour French Beans

20130807-231937.jpgI love French beans more so than Runner beans, (although I do still grow Runner beans because they are Andy’s favourite). I grow both dwarf and climbing varieties and I also experiment with different colour varieties. I just love the different colour of the vegetables in amongst the green vegetation. They look amazing when they are growing.

Purple beans before hitting hot waterI harvest the beans on a regular basis and blanch them before freezing them. My favourite ones are the Purple Tee Pee (Dwarf variety) and Cosse di Violette (Climbing variety). Both are deep purple in colour and produce an abundance of long, shiny pods. They do look dazzling on the plant when they are growing. I just wished that they retained their fantastic colour on the plate. As soon as they hit the boiling water they turn to green!

I also grow dwarf yellow French beans. Although these are not as productive as the green and purple varieties, they just add another colour to my plot.

Happy diggin’

Debb

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17 Responses to Tri Colour French Beans

  1. Jane Healy says:

    I have grown these three different colours this year too – also Barlottis – which I prefer to Runner Beans – you should try those too.

  2. MrsYub says:

    I have just planted my beans! I hope they grow without being eaten first my the snails! I want them to look like yours πŸ™‚

  3. I planted French beans seeds in my fall garden. So far so good! Love yours and I wish they would stay their pretty colors too.

  4. Penniless Veggie says:

    Absolutely French beans are the way to go. LOve the yellow wax variety in particular

  5. Our Dwarf French Beans have been one of our favourite crops this year. I look forward to experimenting with some different varieties like yours next year πŸ™‚

  6. A great variety of beans. Something to please everyone.

  7. Your beans look like they have been much more successful than mine. Well done. Bean envy!

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