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Pea & Bean Seeds


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.



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Runner Bean 'Moonlight'

Phaseolus coccineus

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  • The answer to gardeners' prayers - guaranteed to set beans in any weather!

A major breakthrough in British runner bean breeding, offering predominantly self setting plants for a guaranteed crop. This profusely white-flowering variety combines the valuable characteristics of French beans with those of runner beans, resulting in extra smooth, very fleshy, stringless pods up to 25cm (10") long, with a great texture and true runner bean taste. The vastly improved flower setting of Runner Bean ‘Moonlight’ means an earlier and continual crop even during poor weather. Height: 3m (10’). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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    • 1 packet (45 runner bean seeds)

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    • £3.69

Pea 'Kennedy' (Mangetout)

Pisum sativum, Snow Pea

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With parentage that includes the ever popular variety 'Oregon Sugar', this British bred Mangetout pea produces fabulous dark green pods with a super-sweet flavour. The flowers of Pea 'Kennedy' set early for an abundant crop of tasty pods. Well known for its high yields, this strong growing Mangetout also shows good resistance to powdery mildew which will certainly extend the picking season. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 25cm (10").

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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 pea seeds)

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    • £2.99

Dwarf Bean 'Amethyst' - Kew Collection Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean

These compact plants produce a succession of tasty, stringless, quick maturing beans over a long picking season. The slender pods, each measuring about 15cm (6”) long, turn to an attractive shade of green once cooked. With its pretty mauve flowers and colourful purple beans, Dwarf Bean 'Amethyst' makes an attractive addition to the vegetable plot. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


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


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    • 1 packet (70 bean seeds)

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    • £2.99

Pea 'Avola' (First Early) - Kew Collection Seeds

Pisum sativum

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First early

This compact variety grows to just 60cm (24”) tall making it perfect for containers and small plots. Pea 'Avola' is early maturing, producing an abundance of tender pods, each packed with up to 8 succulent peas of a superb sweet flavour. Surplus crops from this variety freeze particularly well. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 25cm (10”).



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How to grow peas


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (250 pea seeds)

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    • £1.99

Runner Bean 'Benchmaster'

Phaseolus coccineus

A top quality, red flowered British-bred variety producing pods of over 40cm (16") in length. Abundant crops of pods hang in clusters and are fleshy, but slender, smooth and straight. For exhibition, thin to one pod per flower stem to increase the length of each bean. Runner beans are a good source of Vitamin C, folate and iron, and have a high fibre content. Runner Bean 'Benchmaster' is also suitable for freezing. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Runner Beans

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    • 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

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    • £2.99

Dwarf Bean 'Flajoly'

Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean, Flageolet Bean, Haricot Bean

This versatile bean produces huge yields of white seeded pods that have a wide range of uses. These early setting pods of Dwarf Bean 'Flajoly' can be picked young as normal French Beans, but are best harvested as flageolets (when the pods contain soft, immature seeds), or as mature pods (when the bigger white seeds can be shelled as haricots). 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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    • 1 packet (75 bean seeds)

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    • £1.99

Pea 'Alderman' (Maincrop) - Heritage

Pisum sativum

Maincrop

This well known heritage maincrop produces heavy crops of large, curved, dark green pea pods of the highest quality. Each pod of Pea 'Alderman' contains up to 11 succulent peas with a superb flavour. This well known and reliable variety has a tall growth habit that will require supports but is well worth the effort for the huge yields that it produces. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 25cm (10").



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How to grow peas


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (250 pea seeds)

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    • £1.99

Broad Bean 'Green Windsor' - Heritage

Vicia faba, Fava Beans

Broad Bean 'Green Windsor' is shorter and broader podded than the Longpods, and slightly later to mature, but remains amongst the best of the heritage varieties for flavour. This flavoursome broad bean averages 4 large, dark green beans per pod which are superb for making soup or as a cooked vegetable. Any surplus beans will freeze well without discolouring. Height: 100cm (39”). Spread: 45cm (18”).


Companion planting: Try growing broad beans with summer savory to help repel black bean aphids, a common pest of broad beans.


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    • 1 packet (50 broad bean seeds)

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    • £1.99

Dwarf Bean 'Blue Lake' - Heritage

Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean

This heritage variety is still grown today for its fine flavoured, slightly curved, stringless pods. Dwarf Bean 'Blue Lake' has a compact yet vigorous habit making it hugely productive over a long period throughout summer. 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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    • 1 packet (70 bean seeds)

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    • £1.99

Broad Bean 'Dreadnought' - Heritage

Vicia faba, Fava Beans

This heritage variety is still one of the best Longpods for flavour. Broad bean 'Dreadnought' produces an abundance of pods that are ready to harvest from June, each containing 7 to 8 plump white beans. This superb variety is one of the best for freezing, as seeds do not discolour. Height: 120cm (47”). Spread: 45cm (18”).


Companion planting: Try growing broad beans with summer savory to help repel black bean aphids, a common pest of broad beans.


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    • 1 packet (50 broad bean seeds)

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    • £2.09

Runner Bean 'Crusader' - Heritage

Phaseolus coccineus

A reliable, red flowered, heirloom favourite producing a high yield of long pods of superb flavour which snap readily when young and tender. Runner Bean 'Crusader' must be picked regularly for optimum yields. Runner beans are a good source of Vitamin C, folate and iron, and have a high fibre content. Also suitable for freezing. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Runner Beans

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    • 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.99

Dwarf Bean 'Pencil Pod Black Wax' - Heritage

Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean

Dwarf Bean 'Pencil Pod Black Wax' was one of the first stringIess, round podded, waxpods, introduced circa. 1900. Each vigorous plant produces black seeded, golden yellow pods, reaching up to 18cm (7”) long. This heritage variety is ideal for early sowings and crops reliably throughout the summer. Height: 50cm (20”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


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


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (100 bean seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.99