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Climbing Bean 'Cobra'Phaseolus vulgarisFrench Bean, Green Bean

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.


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Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit

An exceptional flavour

Long cropping season


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Height Up to 180cm (70in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Half-hardy Annual

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An RHS AGM variety with an exceptional flavour, that will crop continuously over a long season. Climbing French Bean 'Cobra' produces heavy crops of smooth, round, stringless green pods of about 18cm (7") long. This attractive mauve flowered bean makes a delightful addition to the flower border as well as the vegetable plot. Height: 180cm (70"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Supplied as peat free plugs/9cm pots.

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

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How to Grow

Pot up plug plants and grow them on in warm, bright conditions until all risk of frost has passed. Gradually acclimatise plug plants 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.

Plant Climbing beans in rows that are 60cm (24”) apart, or where space is limited, try growing climbing beans onto a wigwam structure. Climbing beans require support from garden canes, strings or netting which should be put in place at the time of planting.

More Info

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 climbing beans before eating to avoid discomfort.


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