climbing French bean 'Trionfo Violetto'

climbing French bean

50g of seeds £1.89 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Hardiness: half hardy

    A stringless, purple, climbing French bean around 15cm long which turns green when cooked. It has excellent flavour.

  • Growing Instructions:
    Sow outside - April to July when the air temperature is above 15°C
    Sow 2-5cm deep, 8cm apart in rows 30cm apart. Thin plants to 15/20cm apart, or sow in blocks with plants 15 cm apart each way. Plant with lots of organic matter at the roots and feed once in flower with a high-potash fertiliser to prolong cropping.

    Harvest - June to October

pea 'Purple Podded'

pea

An unusual and beautiful purple pea

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courgette 'Rugosa Friulana'

courgette

This very ugly courgette has one of the best flavours - a must grow variety!

£1.89 Buy

chicory 'Catalogna Gigante di Chioggia'

chicory

Upright chicory with long 'serrated' leaves from near Venice with white ribs.

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