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Dwarf French Bean 'Masterpiece Stringless'

My favourite of the dwarf green beans. A line of twelve or fifteen plants, will provide delicious, long, but thin, tender beans like the classic French filet bean for a meal two or three times a week.
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150 seeds

5 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
35cm (14in)
Group/Species
vulgaris
Common name
French Bean, Dwarf French Bean
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)

Description

My favourite of the dwarf green beans. A line of twelve or fifteen plants, will provide delicious, long, but thin, tender beans like the classic French filet bean for a meal two or three times a week. Sow, perhaps alternating with 'Speedy' in April and July for beans right through the summer and autumn. This variety has pretty white, pink or red flowers in the summer months, with a delicious scent.

French beans are almost always best on their own, in splendid isolation or mixed with other things. But, they need to be fresh – you can tell because they smell very clean and will snap in half sharply.

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.