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Borlotti Bean 'Lingua de Fuoco 2'

This borlotti bean is perfectly suited to our cooler climate. Eat the pods small and tender or allow them to reach full size and eat the beans inside.
1

5 seedlings

75 seeds (organic)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
2.1m (7ft)
Common name
Borlotti Bean
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

Care Tips

Good disease resistance. Cut down to the ground when finished cropping - leaving the roots to enrich the soil.