Borlotti Bean 'Lingua de Fuoco 2'
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|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Edible Crop
- Kitchen Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- 2.1m (7ft)
- Common name
- Borlotti Bean
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- Sow under cover from mid-March or direct sow outside (5cm deep) after the last frosts from mid May to June. Plant out seedlings (in late May) when they are 5cm tall, spacing them 25cm apart, against their support cane.
This borlotti bean variety is one suited to our cooler climate. Eat the pods small and tender or allow them to reach full size and eat the beans inside.
They're delicious in soup, or as a borlotti bean ratatouille with lots of fresh coriander and flakes of Parmesan. On a line of canes, it will climb to about 2 metres and makes one of the most ornamental vegetables you can grow.
Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.
Good disease resistance. Cut down to the ground when finished cropping - leaving the roots to enrich the soil.