Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
A striking and versatile bean. Dwarf Borlotti Beans can be grown as a green bean when young and tender, or dried for haricot beans. When mature beans have red flecks on a pale green background. The seeds are also very decorative and feature red streaks and spots on a creamy yellow background - excellent for drying.
Plant Height: 50-60cm
|How To Grow
Sow these vegetable seeds directly into dark/damp soils that as been well prepared with compost and/or aged manure. Sow in rows spaced 10-15cm apart.
Dwarf beans need warm soil conditions and will not germinate if it is too cold. Thin out or transplant to 12 in (30cm) between plants. Hoe regularly to keep down weeds. Water well in dry periods and particularly when the flowers are forming. Pick regularly when still young to encourage continuous cropping right up until May.
Additional fertilsing not required as legumes produce their own nitrogen.
|When To Plant
|Spring to late Summer. Autumn too in warmer zones.
|Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ensure seeds are not sown too closely together & that each plant receives equal amount of sunlight. Climbing runners may result if the plant is stressed.
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