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19 in stock
Quantity or Pot size (see 'Pot Sizes' tab below): 70 seeds approx
An attractive purple-podded French bean with a great flavour and long cropping period. Lavender flowers add to the attraction. Pods turn green when cooked.
Sow April- June. Early sowings should be made in pots in the greenhouse to be planted out at the end of May or direct sow in the ground at the end of May. (Bean plants are frost tender)
Space plants about 20cm apart
Plants will need tall canes or a trellis to grow up. Water regularly when they get going. Protect young plants from slugs and snails. Once they get away though they won't be bothered by them.
Pick beans regularly. If you have too many they freeze really well
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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.