Bean, Dwarf Banjo
Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
This high yielding, early maturing, stringless bean in a real winner. It perfoms very well under a wide range of conditions and has shown tolerance to disease. The Dwarf Banjo bean has straight, smooth pods of a rich dark green colour and boy, does it taste good. Hardy annual.
Plant Height: 1.2m
How To Grow
Sow the bean seed 25mm (1in) deep in dark, damp soil, avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Space 7-10cm (3-4in) apart, allowing 50cm (20in) between the rows. Ensure the danger of frosts has passed and protect plants from wind. Plant in 3-5 metre (10-16ft) rows and remove weeds regularly. Water well during dry periods and spray flowers with a fine rose on your watering can, this will help the pods to set.
When To Plant
South Island: Jan, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
North Island:Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec