Beans (French)VEGETABLE SEEDS
(Phaseolus vulgaris unless noted otherwise). Sow in October to Jan (Cold), Sept to Feb (Temp), AYR (Trop) with seed 2.5 cm deep and 10 cm apart in the row. Space rows 60 cm for bush varieties and 1.5 metres for climbing types for which supports are essential. Keep well watered, particularly when flowering. Feed well. For continuos supplies sow small areas of bush varieties every 2 - 3 weeks, climbing types every 8 weeks. Beans love humidity, particularly at flowering time for good pod set. 3 - 5 s/g
We have packed 25 seeds each of 5 top varieties, ( enough for 2 1/2 metre row), chosen for yield, taste and colour. Included are Jade, Royal Burgundy, Majestic Butter, Beanette and Windsor Long Pod.
Bush Green Varieties
Top quality Stringless "Baby Bean" ideally served whole. Pods to 12cm. Very heavy yields. Long harvest period. Resists Bean Rust.
An old and hardy cultivar that does well in all districts. Flat pods 15 - 18 cm long.
This old Dutch variety is an excellent bean with plump stringless pods to 10 cm. Remains tender and tasty after first being ready.
High quality 15cm pods are harvested over a long period. Tolerates both hot and cold conditions. Harvest in around 8 weeks.
Reported as the best Dwarf French bean ever. Very heavy crops of 20 cm. pods with a dark green colour. Flowers over an extended period.
Large flat stringless pods of the European syle. Tasty and prolific, it has a long picking period. Replaces Plazza.
1031: Sunshine (new!)
This bush variety produces long flat stringless dark green pods to around 17cm. Excellent yields. Expect Two heavy harvests. Suits commercial growers and home gardeners alike.
Outstanding for both garden and exhibtion. The flat pods often exceed 25cm in length.
Bush Yellow Beans
An excellent round stringless butter bean. Quality is first class, appearance and taste are superb.
Old Heirloom variety with 14cm oval pods. Excellent colour and yields. Freezes well. Attractive white seeds with a brown eye.
Bush Purple Podded
Excellent round stringless pods with good yields of beautiful purple pods typically 17cm long. Becomes green when cooked.
Dried or Shell Beans
Excellent for soups, bean dishes etc. Grown like ordinary beans but the pods are left on the plants until seed is mature. The seed can be used at the mature green stage or dried and stored for later use.
Flageolots originated in France.The mature seed is small, light green, and kidney-shaped. The texture is firm and creamy when shelled and cooked. Widely used in French cooking. Not used as a fresh green bean.
Borlotti type used for its plump tasty seed. Non climbing, this attractive cultivar produces 17cm pods with red markings.
Annual Climbing (French) Beans
These beans will give 3 to 5 times the crop of dwarf cultivars over a longer picking period. Pods are green unless stated otherwise. Grow on a trellis up to 2 metres tall.
High quality with round stringless pods around 15cm long. Heavy yielding, attractive and tasty.
Ten seeds each of our 4 top varieties. Includes Giant of Stuttgart, Heavenly Gold, Purple King and Veense. Note: Varieties may be substituted depending on availability.
Superb tasting short round stringless pods on 2 metre plants. A Dutch favourite. Prolific.
Heaviest yielding, most vigorous and best tasting of all the climbing beans. Expect the flat string free pods over a 3 month period. Many customers claim it to be the best bean ever. Provide a 2 to 3 m. trellis. OUTSTANDING.
The flat 15cm golden pods are borne in clusters. This cultivar can be relied on to give prolific crops.
Hardy strong growing purple podded cultivar that turns green when cooked.
Flat wide stringless pods 20cm or more. Pods remain tender for long periods. This traditional Dutch climbing variety is usually used sliced. Superb taste. Early maturing.
An outstanding "European" style flat climbing bean of the highest quality. Suits both indorr and outdoor growth. Pods are 20cm long and 2cm wide, with the first beansharvested in around 65 days. Stringless.
Perennial of 7 Year (Scarlet Runners)
(Phaseolus occineus) Requires cool conditions for good pod set. Highly ornamental.
Large, tasty, fleshy 20-30cm pods follow masses of highly ornamental scarlet flowers. Vigorous and hardy, makes an excellent ornamental in all areas.
8 s/g. (Vigna angularis)
An annual vine widely grown in Asia. Suits warmer areas.
1032: Adzuki (new!)
Plants produce small edible pods up to 5 cm in length. When dried, the seed is usually red in colour although this is highly variable. Sow seed 4 cm deep, spacing 7 to 10 cm apart. Space rows 45 cm apart.
7 s/g. (Glycine max).
Sow 5cm deep, 7 to 10cm apart with rows 50cm apart. Thin to about 15cm so that plants are not overlapping. Germinates in around 14 days. Pods are produced in cluster of 3 to 5 each with 2 to 4 seeds. Matures approx 85 days from sowing.
This excellent variety is suited to both commercial growers and home gardeners. It producesfleshy long dark green pods with a red/brown tip, typically 60 to 70cm long on plants growing 2 to 3 metres tall.
A vigorous cultivar for warm areas, it is particularly useful where normal types may fail. Pods can reach 45cm, but are best when used young.