Bean, Climbing Epicure


Botanical name: Phaseolus vulgaris

An old favourite producing an almost stringless bean that tastes beautiful. A good cropping variety, premium in flavour and excellent for the home gardener. Halfhardy annual producing heavy crops.

We hope you enjoy these bean seeds, just another great example of vegetable seeds from Mr Fothergill's!

Plant Height: 1.8-2m

Learn some handy Bean Planting Tips or browse through other Peas & Beans!

How To Grow

Sow vegetable seeds 25mm (1in) deep in dark, damp soil - avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Sow 10-15cm (4-6in) apart, allowing 50-60cm (20-24in) between rows. Ensure the danger of frosts has passed and protect climbing bean plants from winds. Plant in 1-3m (3-10ft) rows and remove weeds regularly. Keep the roots cool - a mulch of garden compost will help considerably. Water well in dry weather. If grown as pole beans, support with canes, netting or bean frames. Grown as ground beans they don't require any support, but their size should be contained regularly by pinching out growing tips when shoots are 20-30cm (9-12in) long.

When To Plant

South Island:Jan, Nov, Dec

North Island:Jan, Oct, Nov, Dec


10-12 weeks