DWARF FRENCH BEAN ORINOCO
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.
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 as late as July for a later harvest.
GROW: Plant out after hardening off when about 15cm tall after all frost danger has passed. Orinoco, being a dwarf variety, does not require support. French Beans are self pollinating. They cope well with drier summers. With this variety you can look forward to a high yield, and their colour makes the pods easy to find amongst the leaves!
EAT: 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.