CLIMBING FRENCH BEAN COBRA 50 seeds SOW: start these off in pots or modules placed in an unheated greenhouse or even on a window during April or May. You can sow directly into the sol but wait until mid as they really do not like cold soil. You can sow into July for a later harvest. GROW: Plant out after hardening off when about 15cm tall after all frost danger has passed. Cobra is happy climbing canes in a row or arranged as teepees. French Beans are self pollinating. They also cope well with drier summers. This variety is also disease resistant EAT: the pods are straight and smooth, growing to 20cm long. Pick young and cook whole or sliced or leave the pods at the end of the season for drying. They are super in winter casseroles. All of our French beans freeze well.