Description – A major breakthrough in British breeding of Runner Beans. This unique, profusely white flowering variety combines the beneficial characters of French Beans into Runner Beans. Extra smooth, very fleshy, stringless, 25cm (10in) pods with a great texture and traditional Runner Bean taste. The vastly improved flower setting means an earlier and continual crop even during poor weather. Dark green foliage.
Sowing – Sow mid to late April indoors for transplanting. Sow seed 5cm (2in) deep in 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays of good, free-draining, seed compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and keep at 18-20°C (64-68°F) until after germination which takes 7-10 days.
Growing – Gradually acclimatise indoor grown plants to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after risk of frost, against canes or netting. Hoe regularly and keep well watered. Mulch during dry periods and give a liquid fertiliser every 2 weeks.
Harvest – July to October