Dwarf Velour French Bush Bean Seeds



Stringless and very heavy-bearing over a long season

Days to Maturity: 55 from direct sow

Bush Bean

An exciting gourmet bean that is a dramatic electric purple variety from France. Each long, slender pod is less than ⅓ inch in diameter, yet is packed with succulent texture and delectable flavor. Certain to be the most exciting thing on the plate, Velour deserves top billing in your garden.

These straight, slender pods reach 5 to 6 inches long, beautifully tapered and packed with nutritious seeds. The color is absolutely shocking—a rich royal purple so bright you expect it to glow. But the texture and flavor are even better: succulent, rich, and delicious.

Velour is a bush-habit plant, very heavy-bearing over a long season. The plant itself is compact, yet it sets plenty of scrumptious beans. As you might expect, picking the beans promptly is the guarantee of the freshest, most tender pods. Steam or sauté them lightly, or even freeze them for later use. They stand up well to storage.

Velour is absolutely stringless. The plant is resistant to CBM virus and halo blight, and grows vigorously from direct sowing in spring when the soil has warmed. Be sure to plow the plant under the soil once the harvest has finished; as a legume, it is a valuable source of nutrition for your soil. You simply can't go wrong with this exciting French Bean. Order early.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Phaseolus
Species vulgaris
Variety Velour
Days To Maturity 55
Fruit Color Purple
Habit Upright
Fruit Length 5 in - 6 in
Fruit Diameter 0.3 in
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Soil Builder
Foliage Color Medium Green
Harvest Season Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Common Bean Mosaic, Halo Blight
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 6 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 25, 2022

Great bean

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have not tasted these yet but they are a beautiful plant that produces rapidly and prolifically. I’m about to harvest beans that I planted 6 weeks or so ago. We have already had several nights of freezing temps. I just covered them with plastic and they came through it almost unscathed. My spring crop of blue lake beans produced ZERO. This was an experiment that has turned out well and I can’t wait to taste them and hopefully have beans to can for the winter. TN Zone 6.

Rachael from TN
May 25, 2019

Beautiful and easy to grow!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Every single seed I planted sprouted like a champ. These are absolutely gorgeous and my family is impatiently awaiting the taste test! A+ bean seed

Alex from MD
July 05, 2018


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I am totally loving these unique and tasty beans! They produce like crazy, are completely stringless and the taste is absolutely delicious! Even my husband who isn't the biggest green bean fan loves them! I have just been steaming them for about 10 minutes (its so cool to watch them turn green while cooking!) and adding a little butter, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder! That's all they need! They flavor of the bean itself is more than impressive! I can't wait to share some with friends and family!

MissyK from KY
February 05, 2017

Best Bean Ever

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

These have every attribute you would want in a green bean. Tender with no string, prolific, flavorful, and an easy pick habit that will grow in adverse conditions. I plant only these.

Rebekah Dughi from PA
April 30, 2012

Plant this bean!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is the best bush bean I have ever planted! Heavy producer right up until the first frost. This bean just kept producing the more I picked. Great cooked, grilled, and awesome when canned. Last season I had problems with my blue lakes, but not with these beauties. I am hooked for life.

Adam from SC

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