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Peas and beans are easy to grow and great for children too. Sowing in succession (every few weeks) means you'll have a continuous crop throughout the summer. Try growing sweet peas next to your runner beans to improve pollination.
Runner Bean 'Jackpot Mixed'
The latest in British breeding! Dwarf Runner Bean 'Jackpot Mixed' produces stringless, tender pods of an outstanding quality on short compact plants - a major advance in habit and bean quality on previous dwarf varieties. The attractive flowers, which include pink, white, red, and red-and-white bicolour are produced in abundance, creating a stunning display on the vegetable plot or in patio containers. Thanks to their sturdy, compact growth these runner bean plants require no support, simply harvest them regularly for a long season of delicious crops. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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Pea 'Ceresa' (Petit Pois)
Petit Pois type.
Pea 'Ceresa' is an outstanding new 'Petit Pois' type. Plants are semi-leafless and almost self supporting due to their profusion of tendrils, producing an abundance of easy to pick, pointed pods. Each well-filled pea pod contains up to ten small, but deliciously sweet peas. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 25cm (10").
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
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