The slender, straight, colourful yellow pods of Dwarf Bean 'Concador' are produced over a long season. Growing to about 12cm (5in) long, the pods are flavoursome and easy to spot when picking. This compact and disease-resistant bean is ideal for use in containers and has good resistance to bean mosaic virus, anthracnose and halo blight. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.
Patio, Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse
1 Packet (75 Dwarf Bean Seeds) (TX04774)
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 dwarf beans before eating to avoid discomfort.
Sow dwarf bean seeds indoors from mid April for transplanting later on, or direct sow outdoors from late May to July.
Indoors, sow bean seeds at a depth of 5cm (2") in 7.5cm (3") pots or trays of free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 12-25C (54-77F) until germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Once germinated, grow on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and the dwarf French bean plants are large enough to be transplanted. Gradually acclimatise them 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.
Alternatively direct sow dwarf green beans outdoors when the soil as warmed. Sow 2 bean seeds per station at a depth of 5cm (2") and a distance of 23cm (9") apart. Plant dwarf beans in rows that are 45cm (18") apart.
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Very tasty yellow, stringless beans 2016-02-08
Very glad I bought a packet of these seeds early in the year. They only grow to about one to two foot, have pretty yellow and white flowers and produce LOTS of yellow, long, stringless beans with a very mild nutty taste. I potted up three plants into a 30cm (or might've been a 35cm) pot and had one on its own in a 15cm pots and grown outside after transplanting the seedling after starting them indoors. Despite our rubbish, wet weather this year they've done fantastically well, haven't needed staking and four plants produce an ample amount for two people. They've been kept in pots on a table away from slugs in an East facing garden (so not a huge amount of daytime sunshine), but in the last couple of weeks have been attacked by tiny catapillars which I've managed to keep on top of. Easy to grow and I'd highly recommend for a different coloured, tasty bean.
T&M replied on 2016-08-03: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that this variety has been so successful for you. I hope that we can continue to be of service to you in future