Purple French beans Grown by John Walter-Symons at Holbeton, Devon

£2.95 / 300g


These purple French beans are a trial crop, grown by John Walter-Symons of our South Devon organic farmers cooperative. John is a veritable beany genius, so we're keen to hear what you think of his latest experiment! They're sweet and snappy, with a purple colour that they retain when cooked.

Country of origin

Grown in
  • The UK

How to prepare

Top and tail (or just top), and blanch in boiling salted water for 3-4 mins, or a little longer for less squeak and bite.

Once briefly boiled, French beans can be dressed up with all sorts of flavours. Salad Ni?oise is always a winner - add some or all of anchovies, hard-boiled eggs, new potatoes, tuna, lettuce, capers and olives. For something simpler, simply turn French beans in a pan of melted butter with a cloud of parmesan on top, or toss with crispy pancetta and shredded sage.


Will keep for around a week at room temperature. Delivered fresh from the farm, so wash before eating.

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