Bean, Dwarf Borlotti
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 warm soil 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 seeds. 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.
Harvest: Late Spring to early Autumn.
When To Plant
South Island: Jan, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
North Island: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec