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. More
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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.

Genus Phaseolus vulgaris
Variety Lingua de Fuoco 2
Type Half-Hardy Annual Climber
Common Name Borlotti Bean, Climbing Borlotti Bean, Tongue of Fire
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 2m (6ft 6in)
Spacing Plant out seedlings (in late May) when they are 5cm tall, spacing them 25cm apart, against their support cane.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Soak seed for half an hour before sowing. Sow under cover from mid-March or direct sow outside (5cm deep) after the last frosts from mid May to June.
Care Tips Good disease resistance. Cut down to the ground when finished cropping - leaving the roots to enrich the soil.
Harvesting August - October. May be eaten as green pods but mainly grown for their delicious beans inside.
Cooking Notes Ideal for freezing. The fresh beans taste wonderful.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Borlotti Bean 'Lingua de Fuoco 2' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Lianne

Marble effect, love it. Yet to eat but looks good with my french beans. All a go go

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carole

Bit slow to germinate and no sign of flowers yet.

Beautiful Beans

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Reviewed 19th August 2018 by Ali

My first time growing anything from Seeds this year and these were a dream, I used the root trainers and they were so healthy from the the start romping away, I planted them out mid June and they’ve thrived, now having the huge beautiful red and green pods as described which look lovely on the allotment. Looking forward to trying the recipes! Will definitely grow again next year