dwarf French bean 'Boby Bianco'

bean - dwarf French

60g of seeds £1.89 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Hardiness: tender

    An early, white seeded variety, this dwarf green bean has stringless pods about 12cm long. Becoming more popular here in the UK, you can now find Italian Boby beans in Covent Garden market. They are recommended by Cucina Caldesi in their recipe for 'Fagiolini in sugo di pomodori' - Green beans in tomato sauce.

  • Growing Instructions:
    Sow outside - April to June 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 - July to October

courgette 'Rugosa Friulana'


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

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corn salad 'D'Olanda

corn salad

Delicious dark green tender leaves which grow in small clusters.

£1.89 Buy

chicory 'Catalogna Gigante di Chioggia'


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

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