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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 'Tenderstar'

Phaseolus coccineus

 Customer Rating
  • Fabulous flavour and exceptionally tender

The first of its kind! A unique red and pink bicolour variety from 15 years of British breeding. Runner Bean 'Tenderstar' combines the valuable characteristics of French beans with those of runner beans, resulting in extra smooth, very fleshy, stringless pods with an exceptionally tender texture and true runner bean flavour. Being virtually self setting, this prolific variety produces masses of 20cm (8”) long pods throughout the summer, whatever the weather. With its unusual coloured flowers this attractive runner bean is equally at home in the flower border as well as the vegetable plot. 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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Companion PlantingHow to grow Runner Beans

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    • 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 8 days
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    • £2.99

Pea 'Alexandra' (Maincrop)

Pisum sativum

Maincrop

Pea 'Alexandra' produces broad, dark green and slightly curved pods, each containing 8 or 9 tasty peas. Specifically bred for its resistance to downy and powdery mildew, this new variety remains disease free for a longer cropping season. In recent trials, this maincrop variety produced a good crop of peas into October from a July sowing. Height: 45cm (18"). 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 (300 pea seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 8 days
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    • £2.19

Broad Bean 'Robin Hood'

Vicia faba, Fava Beans

Green seeded variety, Broad Bean 'Robin Hood' produces abundant crops of short pods, each containing up to 6 delicious beans. These compact plants have a neat habit that makes them ideal for growing in patio containers as well as in the vegetable garden. The flavoursome beans are ideal for freezing and won't discolour. In mild areas, Broad Bean 'Robin Hood' can be autumn sown for earlier crops the following year. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 25cm (10").


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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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (35 broad bean seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 8 days
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    • £2.99

Runner Bean 'Jackpot Mixed'

Phaseolus coccineus

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").


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 (20 runner bean seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 8 days
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    • £3.69