Dwarf Bean Borlotto di Vigevano Nano

Super-quick from planting to harvest. Great for pots, you can eat the whole pod small or wait for the bright beans for soups, and casseroles. More
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Super-quick from planting to harvest. Great for pots, you can eat the whole pod small or wait for the bright beans for soups, and casseroles. They are also super-healthy, a brilliant source of high quality protein.

Genus Phaseolus
Variety 'Borlotto di Vigevano Nano'
Group vulgaris
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Dwarf Bean
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Fertile
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow seeds indoors from late April. Sow a single seed 25mm deep into a root trainer or pot. Water well and give it plenty of sun. Germination 7-14 days
Care Tips Regular watering is vital. Whilst they are drought tolerant, beans should be watered particularly heavily, twice a week in dry weather, both when the flower buds appear and once they're open, ensure full potential of pod development.
Flowering July
Storing Ideal for freezing.
Harvesting August - October. May be eaten as green pods but mainly grown for their delicious beans inside.
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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