Bean French Dwarf

Bean French Dwarf

Bean French Dwarf
Despite their name these beans were introduced to Europe by the Spanish from the Americas! They are started off in the same way, and time, as their climbing cousins. They make a good crop for containers (at least 20cm wide) and they also freeze well. Sow from mid April through to July.

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This is a very early and quick growing variety. Pick the green pencil pods when they are young and small and cook them whole. We think they have a wonderful flavour when steamed fresh. Price for 50 seeds
£0.75 *

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All the flavour you could possibly ask for wrapped up in claret splashed pods found on plants that reach 50-60cm tall (perfect if your plot catches the wind or if you want to grow in containers). These grow to about 15cm long but can be picked younger if you prefer. Do leave some to dry on the plants at the end of the year for tasty winter stews. Price for 50 seeds.
£1.75 *

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A lemony flat podded Romano type flat snap bean.  They are considered ripe when they make a crisp “snap” if they are broken in half, and they have a delicious mild flavour and a tender texture.  We think they are gourmet quality and we have eaten them just lightly steamed, braised with other veg, stir fried and in casseroles.  Plants reach 50cm tall, and they are covered in beans that you can see easily.

Price for 50 seeds. 

£1.50 / set(s) *

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This fabulous variety produces an abundant crop of slightly glossy straight beans. These slim and fine pods, which reach 12-15cm long, are high on the plants making the job of finding them easier. A delicious choice, they can be sown from early to late in the season. Price for 50 seeds.
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We were impressed with the yield of this lovely dark seeded dwarf variety: it can reach 50-60cm tall. It produces tender, slim pencil pods with top quality taste.  You can wait until the pods reach 12-13cm long or simply pick them off once they reach just beyond the width of your palm.                    

Price for 50 seeds. 

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This is a beautiful golden yellow wax bean. The pods grow to about 13 cm and can be used whole or sliced as a fine cut bean. You can look forward to a high yield, and their colour makes the pods easy to find amongst the foliage! Price for 50 seeds
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This variety can be planted later than the others to extend the harvest season. It produces its pods from the top of the plant, above the foliage, making them easier to see and harvest! Pick young and enjoy the superb flavour. Price for 50 seeds
£1.20 *

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This is a fabulous find. The sweet, tasty, slim pencil pods grow to about 11cm long and are held high on the plant. It performs well even when the weather is less favourable! Price for 50 seeds
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This has long slim dark green pods with an outstanding flavour. This variety is very productive over the season. It also benefits from good disease resistance. Price for 50 seeds
£1.30 *

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This is one of the earliest varieties, it is possible to harvest this from just 7 weeks after sowing and still enjoy a high yield. The perfect choice for a tasty first crop of the bean season. They are at their sweetest whilst still small in size, yet still full of goodness. They are an ideal choice for gardening in small spaces and are quite happy in pots. Price for 50 seeds
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This AGM winner will crop for you during late July to August. They are a pencil podded variety and should be no thicker than this when you pick them. Look forward to enjoying this gorgeous bean. They are also a good choice for freezing. Price for 50 seeds 0.75
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This AGM winner is quick to grow and so you can get some of the earliest beans with this variety and squeeze in a late crop in September/October from a July (August in milder areas) sowing. A reliable and prolific variety with a good flavour. Price for 50 seeds.
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Gorgeous pencil pods in profusion. You may see a speckling of purple that disappears when cooked – the flavour remains excellent. Should you be in a hurry to enjoy these you can start with protection under cloches and they will crop earlier than almost any other variety Price for 50 seeds
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The long, slender, stringless pods can be cropped continuously over a very long period if picked regularly. Their excellent flavour is one reason why they have an AGM, we think the flat pods are delicious and as we can’t wait they all get picked young! Price for 50 seeds
£0.90 *

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This heirloom variety is the true red kidney bean that everyone knows from chilli con carne.  To enjoy these you will need to leave the pods on the plants however you don’t need to wait for the end of the season.  Pick them when they start to yellow (and your plants will keep cropping), shell them and leave them overnight and the beans will turn from pink to deep ‘kidney bean red’; now pop them in the freezer ready to use.  If you want to dry your beans then the pods will need to be left on the plants to dry naturally.  These dried beans can then be stored in airtight jars and will need soaking overnight before cooking.

 

Of course you can grow these to use as a French bean: pick the heavy crops of attractive bright green pods when they are small and young, they are just packed with excellent flavour. Gorwn for either crop your plants will reach 30-50cm tall and ought not need supporting.

.Price for 40 seeds. 

£1.00 / set(s) *

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