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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 'Scarlet Emperor' - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds
Heavy crops of smooth textured, dark-green pods, each reaching 30-37cm (12-15") in length. Red flowered Runner Bean 'Scarlet Emperor' is excellent for freezing and for exhibition. Runner beans are a good source of Vitamin C, folate and iron, and have a high fibre content. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").
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Phaseolus vulgaris, Phaseolus coccineus, French Bean, Runner Bean
Thompson & Morgan's Bean collection comprises one packet each of: Climbing Bean Cobra, Dwarf Bean Opera and Runner Bean White Lady.
Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.
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Top Bean Collection
Phaseolus vulgaris, Vicia faba, Phaseolus coccineus, Dwarf Bean, Broad Bean, Runner Bean
Thompson & Morgan's Vegetable Product Manager, Colin Randel has specially selected four of our best bean varieties to include in this special collection. These superb beans provide excellent yields over a long cropping period with a delicious home-grown flavour.
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