Trionfo Violetto Pole Bean Seeds


This packet sows up to 12 feet, or one 4-foot diameter teepee.
4.6923076923077 out of 5 stars
(13 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Trionfo Violetto' translates to "purple triumph", and this Italian heirloom will surely win you over with its thin, crisp, flavorful purple pods. Highly ornamental, plants climb 6'–8', and have abundant lavender flowers that bloom against lush green leaves with purple veins and stems; you'll be harvesting beans until late summer. Like other purple beans, the pods magically turn green when cooked!
$2.69 10 grams (~24 seeds)

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 64–75 days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Mexico and South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 6'–8' vigorous vines

Variety Information: 6"–8" long, thin, deep purple, stringless when young, oval-round pods with tan seeds. Beans turn green when cooked.

Type: Snap bean

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70°–85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 7 to 14 days up to 80 days before your average first fall frost date. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, skip sowing as high heat approaches; temperatures consistently above 90°F will prevent beans from forming.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; bean seedlings are sensitive to root disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 6–12 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 6"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: Not required

Harvesting: Snap beans are ready to pick when the pod "snaps" or breaks in half cleanly. This is when seeds have just begun to form and the pods are several inches long (depending on the variety). Hold stem with one hand and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches, which will continue to produce. Harvesting early and often will stimulate flower production for more beans. At season's end, plants are great compost material if they are disease-free.

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Trionfo Violetto Pole Bean Seeds Reviews

13 reviews

The perfect purple pole bean!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2018
We love these for their color, very vigorous growth, reliability, sweet purple-pink flowers, and great taste. A staple in our garden every year.
Heather from OH

Purple bliss

5 out of 5 stars Jul 28, 2018
I just love these climbing purple beans, and so does everyone who tries them. Their gorgeous color and impressive size, and earthy-nutty flavor, have made them my favorite bean. (But honestly, I would grow them just for their violet flowers.)
marisa dipaola from NJ

What a find!

5 out of 5 stars Aug 15, 2018
I decided to try something different in the garden this year and ordered Trionfo Violetto seeds for my pole bean garden. The results have been amazing, with huge vines producing abundant fruit that is a real hit in the kitchen. The beans are nice to look at and very tasty for cooking, firm and full of flavor.
Alan B Brainerd from CA

Great germination

5 out of 5 stars May 4, 2019
Great germination. Beautiful packaging. Now just waiting for the harvest
Suzanne from AL

very nice

5 out of 5 stars Aug 2, 2020
I used to grow GREEN beans until I tried these. I've been growing these for 25 years and will never go back to green. Not only are the beens a novelty to the eyes (along with the violet blossoms), but they taste better; less chlorophyl flavor.
George Adams from ID

Don't buy seeds from them

1 out of 5 stars Sep 30, 2020
They sent me what they wanted, not what I ordered. I'll never do business with them again.
Melissa from CA
Owner Response: Hi Melissa, We are sorry you didn't like the substitution you were sent. We have since changed our policy and no longer substitute seed packets like this. A customer service agent will be with you to help.


5 out of 5 stars Oct 3, 2020
Love these seeds! Had a great harvest all summer long! These beans are the best! Nice light flavor, and they can well also win win.
Cynthia J Powers from WA

Trionfo Violetto Pole Bean

5 out of 5 stars Oct 18, 2020
One of my favorite beans to grow. the vines are vigorous and very productive. the beans are very delicious at a tender age ore very mature. The purple pods are pretty and they turn a dark green when cooked. I had so many this year that I had to blanch and freeze a lot of them. One package Planted about a 6 foot row. make sure to provide a nice tall trellis for them.
Gregory LeDoux from WA

The Most Wonderful Beans Ever

5 out of 5 stars Nov 1, 2020
I tried these beans this season (2020) because I am of Italian heritage and want to keep in touch with the kinds of foods that were available to my ancestors. I also liked the idea that they were purple, which makes them much easier to spot on the vine while harvesting. They never developed a string, never got tough no matter how fat they were when I picked them, they always tasted delicious and had a nice meaty texture, whether I kept them whole or diced them for a salad or soup dish. I won't bother growing any other bean from now on. As an added bonus, the hummingbirds loved the purple blooms and sipped their nectar every morning, and the leaves were beautifully heart-shaped and entirely lovely. A real joy to watch and grow and eat.
Christine from PA

Grows well in zone 11

5 out of 5 stars Jan 10, 2021
Very prolific and delicious
Donnell from FL

Love theses seeds!

5 out of 5 stars Aug 1, 2021
These seeds are wonderful nearly 200 percent germination and grown the best tasting beans ever. Been planting these for the last 4 years now.
Cynthia from WA

One of our favorites!

5 out of 5 stars Sep 6, 2021
We grow this bean every year with great success! It gives us a good crop. My only wish is that purple beans would stay purple when you cooked them lol
Jenny from WI

Easy for Even a First-Timer

5 out of 5 stars Oct 26, 2022
Growing these beans this past season was the first time I've ever grown beans and I was more than happy with the results. Direct sowed them at the end of May and grew them up string runners onto a fence. The beans were huge and tasty and kept coming. I am sure that there would have been even more but the vines were not in full sun all day and I didn't do a great job of keeping them picked. Very happy with the results.
Mary from PA

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