French/Filet Beans

Velour Bean

Velour Bean

BN058

55 days. Standing out above all other French/filet type beans, Velour's royal, deep purple color and equally rich, satisfying flavor make this the epitome of luxury in a vegetable. The slender, smooth, round pods are straight, growing about 5 1/2 inches long. Compact, disease-resistant bushes produce heavy crops of gorgeous, sumptuous, stringless beans over an extended harvest period. With its extra fine texture and taste, Velour makes a delightful fresh eating bean, and also freezes exceptionally well. When cooked, the purple color changes to brilliant green. Beige seeds.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 190 seeds per ounce.
  • BN058/S
  • 1 oz
  • $2.85

  • BN058/P
  • 2 oz
  • $4.55

  • BN058/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $9.85

  • BN058/F
  • 2 1/2 lbs
  • $34.75
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per ounceFertilizer Needs
60-85°F8-161"4"2-4"18-36"80%2-3 yearsListed per varietyLow


Phaseolus vulgaris Rich and flavorful beans are fiber-packed veggies that promote digestive health and are excellent sources of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals in the body. They are also nitrogen-fixing legumes; beans gather nitrogen from the air and load it into the soil to feed future crops.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Optimum soil pH is 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Coat seed with inoculant to increase yields

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed plants 12-15 row feet, 1/2 pound for 100 row feet
• Grow Pole, Runner, and Yard Long beans on trellises

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Mexican bean beetles, bean weevils, cucumber beetles, spider mites
Insect control: Pyrethrin
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at end of the year, 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Ready for harvest about 2 weeks after bloom
• Pick when pods are nearly full size and seeds are still small
• Harvest every 3-5 days to increase yields
• Store at 40-45°F and 95% relative humidity

KEY TO BEAN DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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3rd Year of Velour
Mar 4, 2015  |  By DeeW
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Have grown Velour bush beans two summers and will plant again this year. Very prolific, attractive bushes, trouble-free in our area. Have frozen with great success. However, must disagree that they turn brilliant green when cooked--my observation is more of a duller, olive green, which, however, does not impact their flavor or delicate appearance one whit.
Beautiful & Delicious!
Jul 14, 2013  |  By elisabeth
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I grew these for the first time this year and started harvesting them this week. What a great snack right off the vine! Hidden by luscious green leaves, these grow straight down the stalk. Purple skin. Green insides. Highly recommend.