Bean, Dwarf Pioneer

Overview

Botanical name: Phaseolus vulgaris

A stringless dwarf flat bean variety that doesn't require staking and has good disease resistance. Produces heavy, good tasting crops with long, fleshy pods. Recommended for successive sowings from early to late season. Half-hardy annual.

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

Plant Height: 50-60cm

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How To Grow

Sow vegetable seeds 20mm (1in) deep in dark damp soil. Avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Sow 7-10cm (3-4in) apart, allowing 50cm (20in) between rows. Ensure the danger of frost has passed and protect plants from the wind. Plant seeds in 3-5m (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 pods to set. If possible, feed the soil with a general fertiliser about one week before sowing.

When To Plant

South Island: Jan, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Harvest

8-10 weeks