climbing French bean 'Trionfo Violetto'
climbing French bean
- 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
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