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Dwarf Bean 'Delinel'

Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean

Half-hardy Annual

 Customer Rating
  • Heavy cropper

Dwarf Bean 'Delinel' is an outstanding variety for both crop yield and flavour. The 15cm (6”) mid green, stringless beans are of superb quality with dark black seeds within the pods. This RHS AGM variety has a long season if picked regularly, and shows good resistance to Bean Mosaic Virus and Anthracnose. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Companion Planting

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
April, May, June, July
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (125 bean seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £3.29

Sow dwarf bean seeds indoors from mid April for transplanting later on, or direct sow outdoors from late May to July.


Indoors, sow bean seeds at a depth of 5cm (2") in 7.5cm (3") pots or trays of free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 12-25C (54-77F) until germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Once germinated, grow on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and the dwarf French bean plants are large enough to be transplanted. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting French beans outdoors in rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun with protection from strong winds.


Alternatively direct sow dwarf green beans outdoors when the soil as warmed. Sow 2 bean seeds per station at a depth of 5cm (2") and a distance of 23cm (9") apart. Plant dwarf beans in rows that are 45cm (18") apart.

When growing beans, hoe between plants often and water regularly. Provide a compost mulch around the base of bean plants to combat dry periods. For the best crops harvest beans regularly while the pods are still young.


Culinary note: Suitable for freezing. Caution: Cook dwarf beans before eating to avoid discomfort.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Great beans

    By Julie Jackson 06-10-2012

    Planted 3 varieties of French bean this year and was impressed with these as they produced very long perfect beans which tasted great. Just pipped to first place by purple tepee which produced more beans over a longer season

  2. The best bush bean

    By Lisa Griffiths 20-04-2012

    Delinel is my favourite green bean to grow: a tidy bush bean that produces masses of extremely tasty beans that freeze really well (blanch first, of course). Better than anything you can buy and very reliable

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