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  • The delicious Runner Bean 'Polestar'
  • Runner Bean 'Polestar' in the veg garden at Perch Hill
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Runner Bean 'Polestar'

Product Code: 110004 for seeds, 510412 for seedlings

Availability: In stock.

Product Name Price Availability Qty
Runner Bean 'Polestar' - 40 seeds
£ 2.50

Due in: 09/05/2014

Runner Bean 'Polestar' - 10 seedlings
£ 7.50

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Runner Bean 'Polestar'

Runner Bean 'Polestar' is my favourite form of runner bean which is stringless - tasty and tender. Just one sowing of this will give you plenty of beans for weeks at a stretch, or do two - one early, one late - for picking summer and autumn. Delicious flowers too.

These are perfect planted on a teepee with your favourite scented sweet pea mix - as this will attract beneficial pollinators. See Sarah grow 'Polestar' with Lathyrus odoratus 'Almost Black' in our YouTube video (see below).

Variety: Runner Bean 'Polestar'
Type: Half-Hardy Annual
Site: Easy to grow in a warm, sheltered place. Beans like organically-rich soil.
Sowing: They are half-hardy annuals and will be killed by the frost if you sow outside before mid-May. Sow from mid-March under cover. Once the plants are at least 5cm tall, plant them out. You can also sow direct into the garden from May to July.
Final Thinning/Planting Distance: Space seed or plants 15cm apart, in double rows 60cm apart.
Harvesting: Crop in 14-16 weeks. Best picked little and often. Will keep producing until the first frosts.
Care tips: Sow extra seeds at the end of the row for use as transplants. Get your frame in place before you plant.
Cooking Notes: These freeze well.

Sarah shows us how she grows her runner beans at Perch Hill:

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