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French Bean 'Blue Lake' (Climbing)

A wonderfully prolific climbing bean, with a long, steady cropping pattern of tender and tasty green beans.
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100 seeds

10 seedlings

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)
Group/Species
vulgaris
Common name
Climbing French Bean
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover one or two seeds per pot from mid-April-May. Harden off before planting out in late May when seedlings are 5cm (2in) tall. Sow direct outside, 5cm (2in) deep, after the last frosts, mid May-July.

Description

A wonderfully prolific climbing bean, with a long, steady cropping pattern of tender and tasty green beans. This also produces a very pretty white flower, that looks lovely in a little vase on the kitchen table with some bright sweet peas. Of all the beans I grow, this is the slowest to get tough and stringy. Hugely recommended.

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

Care Tips

Will grow best in a sunny position with fertile, well-dug soil that has had plenty of organic matter added. Provide support with tall canes or bean poles. Water well during dry weather and apply a mulch to help keep moisture in the soil.