History & General Information
"These purple podded runner beans are
quite unique. Whilst there are plenty of purple podded
French beans available (Phaseolus
there are virtually no purple podded runner beans (Phaseolus
in existence. These runner beans - named Aeron Purple
Star - have been bred from a 'Polestar' cross by me (Gwilym)
- the chair and founder member of the Aeron Vale Allotment
Society in Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Wales. They have been
trialled for a few seasons and have been found to come
'true' by all triallers involved".
Aeron Purple Star is stringless.
Pod length on average is between 12 & 14 inches (30 -
35cm) at maturity. They are exceptionally vigorous & the
plants grow to about 12 feet (3.7m) in height. The flower
colour is bright scarlet. The flavour of the cooked beans
exceeds that of it's familial parent Polestar (a
previous RHS Award of Garden Merit winner).
bean seeds are NOT sold commercially. Any allotment growers
or veg. gardeners can have a quantity of up to 24 of the
bean seeds sent to them at this time for just the cost of
packaging and carriage (£1.75 within the UK - £3.75
Quantities are very limited. The maximum number I have
available to any one grower this season is 24 beans . They
are given out on a 'first come, first served' basis. They
can be freely distributed by any amateur grower after saving
seeds from their own harvest, the only stipulations I make
any of my
beans that are 'gifted' or 'swapped' must retain the
name AERON PURPLE STAR
NOT be charged for or profited from in any way
passed on with the name 'AERON PURPLE STAR' must NOT be
a cross pollinated offspring from any other variety.
request beans for the 2019 season please use the
on-line seed request form below.
confirmation page that pops up after you send your request
to me will have instructions on how to donate your P&P
costs. Thank you!
growing tips leaflet for your runner beans
"V Frame" bean
growers who have already tried my
also be viewed from the Gardener's
SEED REQUEST FORM