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Runner Bean Firestorm and Snowstorm CollectionPhaseolus coccineus

Just £5.99

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.
3 Reviews

Cook runner beans and serve with crispy bread crumbs and parmesan

Firestorm - Taste test winner and sweeter tasting pods than other varieties

Snowstorm - Improved flavour

2 packets - 1 of each variety (70 bean seeds in total) £5.99 Despatch: within 3 Days
Description Sowing More Info Delivery Reviews Video
Both from the same British breeding programme offering a higher proportion of self-setting flowers and virtually stringless pods. Runner Bean ‘Firestorm’ is a scarlet flowered cultivar, setting even during poor weather conditions and high temperatures. The pristine white flowers and large pods of Runner Bean ‘Moonlight’ make this the perfect partnership. These attractive plants will certainly deliver good yields, looking equally at home in the flower border as well as the vegetable plot. Height: 3m (10’). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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Kitchen Garden

Half-hardy

full sun

Up to 300cm (118in)

Up to 30cm (12in)

easy

easy

RHS plants for pollinators,RHS AGM

2 packets - 1 of each variety (70 bean seeds in total) (T81108PC)

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When growing runner beans provide a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. Water runner beans regularly, particularly as the flowers develop, and provide a liquid feed every 14 days during mid-summer. Pinch out the tips of the beans when they reach the top of their supports. Beans can be harvested from July onwards. Pick the beans regularly and a little on the young side to ensure top quality and prolonged cropping. Culinary note: Suitable for freezing. Caution: Cook runner beans before eating to avoid discomfort.

Sow runner bean seed indoors from mid April for transplanting later on, or direct sow outdoors from late May to July.


Indoors, sow seed 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 18-20C (64-68F) until germination which takes 7-10 days. Once germinated, grow runner beans on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and runner bean plants are large enough to be transplanted. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting runner beans outdoors in rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun or semi shade with protection from strong winds. Avoid freshly manured soil which will promote lush foliage instead of beans.


Alternatively direct sow runner beans outdoors at a depth of 5cm (2") and a distance of 30cm (12") apart. Plant runner beans in rows that are 1.5m (5') apart, or where space is limited, grow beans onto a wigwam structure. Runner beans require support from garden canes, strings or netting which should be put in place at the time of planting.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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