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Broad Bean Seeds (2)
Climbing French beans (4)
Dwarf French bean seeds (3)
Runner Bean Seeds (3)
Climbing French bean – Blauhilde (Organic)£3.10 Add to basket
Climbing French bean – Blauhilde (Organic)
A stringless, climbing French bean from Germany producing lots of very dark purple pods that turn green when cooked. We like to grow a variety of different colour beans as they are such a versatile crop. Blauhilde can be grown outside or indoors and makes an excellent market garden variety as it’s productive, disease resistant and exquisite in taste.
(Approximate seed count – 80)£3.10
Climbing French bean – Borlotti (Organic)£2.95 – £5.50 Select options
Climbing French bean – Borlotti (Organic)
Produces gorgeous bright pink-dappled pods with beans to be used either fresh or dried. Borlotti is one of the most beautiful climbing French bean varieties available. The pods have a stunning colour with dapples of bright pink and white. The bean itself is creamy white with maroon speckles.
We love them for their excellent taste, colour and versatility. Either eat the young pods raw or cooked, or the beans when matured. Just shell and use like a dry bean.
They are one of the most popular heritage varieties in Italy and our favourite in the Vital Seeds 2019 bean trials.£2.95 – £5.50
Runner Beans – Emergo (Organic)£2.99 Add to basket
Runner Beans – Emergo (Organic)
A traditional white flowered variety producing an abundance of smooth pods. Emergo is a great variety which produces well even in our unpredictable UK climate. As well as being delicious and easy to grow its white flowers make a beautiful addition to the vegetable patch, especially when grown alongside a red-flowered variety such as Scarlet Emperor.
(Approximate seed count – 30)£2.99
Runner Beans – White Lady (Organic)£2.90 Add to basket
Runner Beans – White Lady (Organic)
White Lady is a productive white flowering runner bean with the most tender, fleshy and succulent pods. The delicious beans are of a green colour and have a smooth texture. They are stringless when picked young and well known for an exceptional seed set.
Often runner beans are more prolific than French beans and have a more distinctive flavour. They are a traditional favourite in British cooking.
(Approximate seed count – 30)£2.90
Broad bean – Ratio (Organic)£2.90 Add to basket
Broad bean – Ratio (Organic)
Ratio’ is a fantastic spring sown broad bean with very attractive, well-filled pods. Sow outdoors from March to mid April. Early, productive broad bean with an excellent pod shape, good pod set and a delicious flavour. Thanks to its branching habit, the crop stays short and is at less risk of lodging. Very flavoursome and suitable for freezing.
(Approximate seed count – 40)£2.90
Broad bean – Super Aquadulce (Organic)£2.59 Add to basket
Broad bean – Super Aquadulce (Organic)
A Spanish heritage variety for autumn sowings that produces an abundance of light-green pods early in the season. According to food historian Willam Woys Weaver this variety can be traced back to Vilmorin’s selection of a Spanish broad bean called ‘haba de Sevilla’ in 1885. Super Aquadulce is extra hardy and can withstand cold temperatures. It will produce massive amounts of delicious uniform green pods with large beans. Although especially suited for Autumn sowing, Aquadulce can be sown in early spring for a summer/autumn crop too.
The pods can be eaten as a whole when harvested young and the beans shelled and dried when they’re a bit older. The tops will make an excellent addition to salads or as greens, tasting a bit like a bean and a bit like spinach. Harvesting the tops also takes the energy out of the growing tip and encourages the beans to ripen.
(Approximate seed count – 35)£2.59
Climbing French bean – Golden Gate (Organic)£3.00 Add to basket
Climbing French bean – Golden Gate (Organic)
A vigorous climbing French bean producing bright golden yellow pods and dark green foliage. A heavy-cropping pole bean variety that we really enjoy for the buttery, smooth textured beans that will stay tender and stringless even as they get larger. A great addition to your other green and purple beans.
(Approximate seed count – 75)£3.00
Climbing French Beans – Cobra (Organic)£3.10 – £5.80 Select options
Climbing French Beans – Cobra (Organic)
Prolific and reliable climbing bean with stringless pods of marvelous taste. Cobra is an extremely popular and very reliable French bean variety and an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. It’s got everything you’ll want from a bean. It produces an early crop of stringless round green pods that have the most delicious flavour.
The showy violet-purple flowers will stand out in your garden and you’ll be surprised at how long your beans will keep coming.
We love them cooked and tossed in vinaigrette when still warm, adding raw onions and a touch of grain mustard.
Approximate seed count: see packet size£3.10 – £5.80
Dwarf French bean – Saxa (Organic)£2.90 Add to basket
Dwarf French bean – Saxa (Organic)
A classic early bush bean variety with medium-length light-green pods. We chose this bush bean variety as it’s especially suitable for poor weather and growing conditions. If you want to grow beans over a long period of time, Saxa is the best choice as it is robust and can be sown early in May right through until July. Needless to say, it tastes delicious.
(Approximate seed count – 60)£2.90
Dwarf French beans – Faraday (Organic)£2.71 – £4.00 Select options
Dwarf French beans – Faraday (Organic)
A vigorous and prolific variety producing lots of thin green pods over a long cropping period. This is one of our favourite dwarf beans, it is a modern variety bred for disease resistance, and it does exactly what it says on the tin! It makes delicious beans, eaten raw or cooked.
(Approximate seed count – 80)£2.71 – £4.00
Dwarf French beans – Borlotti (Organic)£2.95 Add to basket
Dwarf French beans – Borlotti (Organic)
Dwarf French bean with cream and pink dappled beans in pods that can be eaten fresh or dried.
This is a very versatile and strikingly beautiful bean. The immature pods can be eaten whole as green beans. When the pods change colour from green to cream and pink you can also shell and eat the beans inside. Or you leave them to mature fully and eat them then or dry and store.
Dwarf beans are good for growing in containers. They will generally grow about 45cm tall and crop slightly earlier than their climbing cousins.
(Approximate seed count – 60)£2.95
Runner bean – Scarlet Emperor (Organic)£2.99 Add to basket
Runner bean – Scarlet Emperor (Organic)
A heritage variety of vigorous growth and productivity. Harvested young as snap beans or matured to be dried and shelled. Scarlet Emperor beans are an old favourite. They are often just grown for their beauty – how great that they can be eaten as well!
The plants have bright red flowers and grow up to 3m tall, producing masses of smooth-textured long green pods that can be eaten as a snap bean. When left to mature they form seeds of a purple colour with black dapples and also make a delicious drying bean.
(Approximate seed count – 30)£2.99
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