High harvests of succulent beans, the long, fleshy pods are produced over a long period with pods up to 15cm in length.
✔ Generous clusters of long tasty pods
✔ Harvest over a long season
✔ Succulent pods up to 15cm in length
✔ Suitable for growing in patio pots
Sow indoors for surest results April-May, 2.5cm (1in) deep into individual pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 25cm (10in) apart, during May-June when frosts are over. Allow 45cm (18in) between rows.
Or sow outdoors May-July for ease, where they are to crop, 5cm (2in) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Delay sowing if soil is cold or waterlogged. Sow two seeds together, 30cm (1ft) between each position. Allow 45cm (18in) between rows. Thin to leave stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Provide poles or netting for plants to climb. Pick beans regularly to encourage further cropping. Harvest: July-October.
Tip: An early and late sowing will extend the harvest season. In hot weather, mist the flowers with tepid water in the evening to help pods form. Ideal for deep freezing.