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Dwarf French Bean 'Red Swan'

I love growing unusual-coloured veg in our ornamental veg garden, mixed up with the standard, to give brilliant contrast and colouring as well as delicious things to eat.
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100 seeds

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
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
vulgaris
Common name
French Bean
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
Sow in succession under cover (ideally in Rootrainers) from mid-April, for planting out from May when seedlings reach 5cm (2in) tall. Direct sow outside, mid-May to July, 5cm (2in) deep in blocks 15cm (6in) apart.

Description

I love growing unusual-coloured veg in our ornamental veg garden, mixed up with the standard, to give brilliant contrast and colouring as well as delicious things to eat. ‘Red Swan’ is a pretty pinky-red, with tender and tasty round beans and is particularly long-cropping, the more you pick, the more they produce.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Protect with fleece if the weather turns cold after planting. Keep plants well-watered, especially during dry spells, a mulch of compost or well-rotted manure will help the soil retain moisture and suppress weed growth.