Bean, Pole Snap, 'Trionfo Violetto'

We started growing this bean on the recommendation of a customer who feared her favorite strain of it, from the old “Cooks Garden” catalog, would get lost after they were bought by Burpee’s several years ago. Italian for “purple triumph”, it’s a strong climber with exceptionally long, slender, and slightly flattened pods with a deep violet color and excellent flavor. Easy color to spot among the foliage and long enough to tie into a pretzel, it's beautiful in raw bean salads as well as cooked, though like all purple beans the color is not heat-stable. Kid favorite!
55-60 days. UO

Packet: 40 seeds

Last photo shows, top to bottom: Fortex, Trionfo, and Empress

Product Code: BEA-TV-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info


Direct seed after the last frost date when the soil has warmed.

Pole beans produce over a long season so multiple sowings are unnecessary.

Note: Beans prefer well-drained soil.




4-6 seeds per linear foot in rows 12" apart. Depending on your trellis system, you may also sow 4-6 seeds around each pole.


5-10 days @ soil temp 65-90F


Full sun to part shade


Low to average. Beans prefer well-drained warm soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0.


Beans prefer warm soils and may rot at lower temperatures. This is particularly true for white-seeded varieties. You love beans. Patience.

To increase yields in areas where beans have not previously been grown, use an inoculant to introduce rhizobia bacteria into the soil.

Regular harvesting will encourage new pod set.

Pole beans require trellising, fencing, or poles!