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Runner Bean 'White Lady'

A lovely runner bean with pure white prolific flowers that taste delicious. I grow this as much for the flowers to add to salads, rice and couscous as I do for the bean.
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40 seeds

Delivery:

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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
Runner Bean
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow from April, one seed to its own pot or module (ideally Rootrainers), under cover. Once the plants are at least 5cm (2in) tall, plant them out. You can also sow direct into the garden May-July, not before, as they will be killed by the frost.

Description

A lovely runner bean with pure white prolific flowers that taste delicious. I grow this as much for the flowers to add to salads, rice and couscous as I do for the bean. Excellent to grow with 'Polestar' or 'Aurora'.

Plant 2 or 3 of each of our runner bean varieties, alternating down the row to give you stripes of colour from their bright flowers and plant with Sweet Peas too to attract the pollinators and increase productivity.

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. Support with a cane wigwam, with one plant growing up each cane. Protect seedlings from slugs.