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Beans

Welcome to our selection of Traditional and Unusual Beans

Bean Asparagus Red Noodle

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Asparagus Bean  25 seeds
Bean Asparagus Red Noodle is a highly sought after red version of the yard long bean. The young delicious pods are dark red, tender and have a thick meaty but crisp texture with a very small seed cavity. The plants grow vigorously given enough heat and produce lots of long beans over a long period. They will need a very hot sheltered spot outside but best grown under glass.

Bean Asparagus Yard Long

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Asparagus Bean  Aprx 25 seeds
You can grow these tropical beans like runner beans starting off in small pots in late April before planting out after last frosts or grow in a greenhouse border. These tropical Asparagus Yard Long Beans need heat to do well though and a hot sheltered spot or preferably a greenhouse will give you the best results where they are very fast growing.  This variety will produce pods from 15" to 36" long. Regular cropping required and pick the pods young. Please note that the plants do not like acid soil.

Bean Barlotto Lingua Di Fuoco 2

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Red climbing French Bean  Aprx 75 seeds 
I have not grown runner beans for many years as I find the stringless climbing french bean superior in flavour and easier to prepare for cooking or for the freezer. However I know how popular runner beans are so we are offering you some excellent new and old varieties to try. Bean Barlotto Lingua is sometimes called ‘Fire-Tongue’, a mid-early climbing french bean with long, inflated pod containing around 7 cream coloured beans with red ‘splodges’. Sow Apr-mid Jul.

Bean Climbing Cobra

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Green Climbing French Bean  Aprx 50 seeds

Cobra is a very high quality French Bean with a long harvest period. Long, round pods which remain very straight and have a bright green, smooth surface. Especially developed for the fresh market, pods are 20cm x 7-9mm, the variety is black-seeded with very good vigour. Stringless. Resistant to BCMV race 1.

Bean Climbing Cosse Violette

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Violet Climbing French Bean  Aprx 75 seeds
Bean Cosse Violette is an old Italian favourite of mine with deep purple pods that turn green when cooked. Tender and a good flavour keeping well on the plants without going over too quickly.

Bean Climbing French Colour Collection

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Our Jungle Special Mix of Colourful Climbing French Beans Aprx 125 seeds 

We have put together five of what we consider to be the best selection of coloured climbing beans as a special pack for anyone wishing to try more than one variety. Each packet contains 25 seeds of each variety and separately labelled. More information on each variety on the Bean pages.

Bean Barlotto Lingua Di Fuoco 2
Bean Cosse Violette
Bean Neckargold
Neckarkonigin
Runner Bean Painted Lady 

 

Bean Climbing GoldField

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Yellow Climbing French Bean  Aprx 50 seeds

Climbing French Bean GoldField is a high quality delicious string-less variety with flat yellow pods. Good vigour with a long harvest time. Pods are 26-28cm long and 25mm wide.

Bean Climbing Neckargold

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Yellow Climbing French Bean  Aprx 50 seeds 

This truly unique French yellow climbing bean was bred in the Netherlands by savvy breeders who wisely concentrated on flavour and appearance. The crisp and flavourful deep-yellow pods are quite long and have an oval shape. Climbing French Bean Neckargold  has excellent yields.

Bean Coco Bianco

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Climbing Haricot Bean or Baked Bean  Aprx 40 seeds

Coco Bianco is a famous heirloom climbing haricot bean from Italy, these round fat beans are wonderful in soups, stews, and for baking. An excellent cooking white bean that can be used fresh in soups or stews but best shelled and baked to really bring out its best qualities.. Haricot beans are the ones used in tins of "Baked Beans" and the internet has many recipes for making your own baked beans!

Bean Dried Black Eyed

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Black Eyed Bean or Pea.  Aprx 75 Seeds

Dwarf Bean Habit

Black-eyed peas or black-eyed beans (actually a bean not a pea) are a subspecies of the cowpea and were first grown and relished in Asia and Africa but became popular in southern states of the USA. These heat loving plants prefer a well drained sandy loamy soil, and are not tolerant of cold weather so best raised under glass and planted out in Mid june to avoid frosts. A bush plant grown like dwarf french beans and harvested when dried on the plant by the sun perhaps best grown in a polytunnel in the UK.

Bean Dried Black Turtle

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Black Turtle Beans.  Aprx 75 Seeds

Dwarf Bean Habit

The black turtle bean is very easy to grow in a well-prepared soil, and they’re a fiber-packed, heart-healthy staple diet in many ethnic dishes. Grow just like dwarf beans although these grow to about 2ft tall and would benefit from some twigs or other supports as in growing peas. Leave in the sun to fully dry and only harvest once the beans turn black. Black beans are so versatile, you can enjoy them in many recipes in place of red or pinto beans. They’re great in chilis or stews, and are delicious in rice and bean recipes, as well as burritos and enchiladas. The Black Bean has lovely purple flowers.

Bean Dried Cannellini

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Cannellini Dried Beans.  Aprx 75 Seeds

Dwarf Bean Habit

Cannellini beans are a healthy source of protein and an excellent addition to any vegetable garden given an early start under glass before planting out. Commercially produced as a dried bean the plants themselves are easy to grow and can produce a large number of beans per bush. They are of a bush type needing a long growing season and grown like dwarf french beans with a little support using twigs etc. Leave the bean pods on the plants until dry before harvesting, best grown in a hot sunny location.

Bean Dried Dalmatin

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Calypso Bean, Orca Bean or Yin Yang Bean.  Aprx 50 Seeds

Dwarf Bean Habit

Bean Dried Dalmatin is an heirloom Bean with a remarkable black and white colour pattern which gives them the appearance of the Yin Yang symbol of Chinese astrology; other people see it looking like the Orca Whale. They are smoothly textured with a good mild flavour and are great for baked dishes and stews and can add visual appeal to almost any recipe or salad. It is a dwarf Bush Bean to 15" high, producing compact and high yielding plants, the beans can be harvested as green beans when very young and tender like French beans, or they can be left on the plant until the pods are dry. These can then be shelled to reveal the quite fascinating beans that can be dried.

Bean Dried Pinto

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Pinto Beans.  Aprx 75 Seeds

Dwarf Bean Habit

Pinto beans are the most commonly used beans in Mexican food and belong to the family Phaseolus vulgaris just like all other beans and easy to grow. They are a pinkish tan colour and spotted when dried. They are originally from Central and South America though they are even found growing towards Mexico and continental U.S. Grow like other dwarf Beans but start off under glass early in pots before planting out in warm conditions in June.

Bean Dwarf Colour Collection

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Our Jungle Special Mix of Colourful Dwarf Beans Aprx 125 seeds 

Our collection of the best coloured dwarf beans as a special pack for anyone wishing to try more than one variety. Each packet contains 25 seeds of each variety and separately labelled. More information on each variety on the bean pages.

Bean Dwarf French Barlotto Suprema
Bean Dwarf French Classic or Stanley
Bean Dwarf French Orinoco
Bean Dwarf French Purple Queen

Bean Dwarf French Barlotto Suprema

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Red Dwarf French Bean  Aprx 75 seeds 
A high quality selection of dwarf barlotto beans. Produces a good yield of decorative pods containing highly colourful beans. Excellent flavour and adds real interest to meals.

Bean Dwarf French Capitano

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Yellow Dwarf French Bean  Aprx 75 seeds

Dwarf French Bean Capitano is a yellow, flat podded Romano type bean. Vigorous plant with even pod set. Pods typically 15cm in length, by 2cm wide. Pod colour develops at early stage. Plant typically 50cm in height.

Bean Dwarf French Montano

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Green Dwarf French Bean  Aprx 75 seeds 

Dwarf French Bean Montano  is a white seeded, pencil podded type, pods 15cm x 12mm, suited to May sowing. High yields of good quality beans. Ideal for open field and protected growing.

Bean Dwarf French Orinoco

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Yellow Dwarf French Bean  Aprx 75 seeds

Dwarf French Bean Orinoco has bright yellow pods producing high yields of 16cm long, straight pencil-podded beans. Very popular variety for colourful box schemes. Some disease resistance

Bean Dwarf French Purple Queen

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Purple Dwarf French Bean  Aprx 75 seeds
Dwarf French Bean Purple Queen produces long slightly curved dark purple pods that turn dark green when cooked. Excellent flavour and string-less but best picked when pods are young. Some disease resistance

Bean Dwarf French Sprite

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Green Dwarf French Bean  Aprx 75 seeds 

Dwarf French Bean Sprite is a  medium early, white seeded, pencil podded type, producing light to medium green stringless beans of 14cm by 10mm. Resistant to BCMV.

Bean Dwarf French Stanley

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Green Dwarf French Bean  Aprx 75 seeds 
Dwarf French Bean Stanley is a white flowering, white seeded variety that reliably delivers impressive yields of top quality beans. Medium green pods, 14cm x 1cm in size. Early maturity. Suitable for early and late sowings. Resistant to Halo Blight, Anthracnose and BCMV.

Bean Fagiolo Do Spagna

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Butter Bean or Lima Bean 20 seeds

Butter beans or Lima beans are native to Peru, where they have been cultivated for thousands of years. Like all beans, they are a rich source of protein and fibre. Limas typically require about 70 days after germination to be harvested as a shell bean but are sensitive to cold soil so germinate first under glass in pots before planting out 6" apart when the soil temperature has reached 60 F or above. These beans are a pole variety needing a frame to climb.

Bean Runner Collection

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Our Jungle Special Mix of Runner Beans Aprx 100 seeds 

Our special collection of Runner Beans as a special pack for anyone wishing to try more than one variety. Each packet contains 20 seeds of each variety and separately labelled. More information on each variety on this page.

Bean Runner Enorma
Bean Runner Moonlight
Bean Runner Painted Lady
Bean Runner Scarlet Empire
Bean Runner White Lady

 

Bean Runner Enorma

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Runner Bean Enorma Aprx 50 Seeds

Runner Bean Enorma is a reselected prizewinner type with straight long pods 30cm or more. Red flowering with purple seeds and a good flavour and popular with competition growers!