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Top Bean CollectionPhaseolus vulgaris, Vicia faba, Phaseolus coccineusDwarf Bean, Broad Bean, Runner 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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Collection includes 1 packet each of:

Runner Bean Firestorm: - The first scarlet-flowered runner bean that is completely self fertile, producing sweet and tender stringless beans. Runner Bean Snowstorm: - A higher percentage of 'self setting' than 'Moonlight' with pure white flowers that  looks equally at home in the flower border as well as the vegetable plot.

Broad Bean De Monica: - (White seeded). The earliest maturing broad bean variety from a spring sowing, giving high yields of 15cm (6'') pods filled with 4-5 large seeds per pod.

Dwarf Bean Opera: - This early maturing Kenyan-type produces heavy crops of slim, dark green 10cm (4'') stringless pods over a long cropping season.

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Height Up to 300cm (118.1in)
Spread Up to 45cm (17.7in)

Half-hardy Annual

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Description

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.


  • Collection includes 1 packet each of:
  • Dwarf Bean Opera: - This early maturing Kenyan-type produces heavy crops of slim, dark green 10cm (4") stringless pods over a long cropping season.
  • Broad Bean De Monica: - (White seeded). The earliest maturing broad bean variety from a spring sowing, giving high yields of 15cm (6") pods filled with 4-5 large seeds per pod.
  • Runner Bean Firestorm: - The first scarlet-flowered runner bean that is completely self fertile, producing sweet and tender stringless beans.
  • Runner Bean Snowstorm: - A higher percentage of 'self setting' than 'Moonlight' with pure white flowers that looks equally at home in the flower border as well as the vegetable plot.

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4 packets (195 bean seeds in total) (T46360PC)

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How to Grow

Grow beans in full sun on rich fertile, well manured soil with protection from strong winds.

Broad Beans - Direct sow broad bean seed under cloches in February, or without protection from March to April. Plant broad beans in double rows set 23cm (9") apart and allowing at least 60cm (24") between each double row. Sow broad beans at a depth of 5cm (2") deep and a distance of 23cm (9") apart within each row and water well. Germination usually takes around 10 days.

Dwarf beans and Runner Beans - Sow dwarf bean and runner 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 beans on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and the bean plants are large enough to be transplanted. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting them outdoors in their final positions. 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 £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 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.

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