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Phaseolus vulgaris

Description

A prolific cropper with long straight pods best eaten green. Beans turn maroon and mainly grown for shelling.

Produces best in a warm summer and poorly in cool damp conditions.

Harvesting seed

Leave on the plant to dry and turn a tan colour.

Pick pods or the whole plant and break open to release the seeds. Separate from the chaff.

Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place.


Additional Info

Height
Spread
Colour
Hardiness
Tender
Longevity
Annual
Seed viability
4 years
Nominal value
2 pence/seed