Bean French Climbing Hunter

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CLIMBING FRENCH BEAN HUNTER 50 seeds A very popular, tasty, white seeded and flat podded variety. The pods are about 2cm wide and can grow to 25cm long. It is happy sown early from mid April and will crop abundantly. 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 also sow this variety in May or June for a later harvest. GROW: Plant out after hardening off when about 15cm tall after all frost danger has passed. Hunter is happy climbing canes in a row or arranged as teepees. French Beans are self pollinating. They also cope well with drier summers. April sowings will crop in July and August. EAT: Pick young and cook whole or sliced. Leave the pods for a little longer and shell them for flageolets. At the end of the season leave the pods for drying; the dried beans are super in winter casseroles. All of our French beans freeze well.

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