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12 in stock
Quantity or Pot size (see 'Pot Sizes' tab below): 50 seeds approx
Spectacular green pods with decorative red stripes with an excellent flavour. A good source of fibre, vitamins A, K and folic acid. Can be harvested like a flageolet type and cooked or be left to ripen and stored as an attractive winter dry bean.
Sow April to JuneEarly sowings can be made under glass at a temperature of 16°C, sow 3 seeds per 8cm (3in) pot filled with seed sowing compost. Outside sowings can be made from May onwards into the growing site 5cm (2in) deep. Sow 2-3 seeds every 20cm (8in) apart with rows spaced 60cm (24in) apart.
Seedlings sown under glass should be gradually hardened off before planting outside in late May to the above spacing, once all risk of frost has past. Provide support by canes or netting for plants to climb. Water regularly during dry weather.
Harvest: July to September
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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);
The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.