Borlotto Bean Lamon Climber (A) Phaseolus vulgaris L. (from Belluno)

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*Heritage Variety*
As seen on BBC Gardeners World TV Friday 14/05/04, being planted by Chris Beardshaw. "The gourmets choice" - Elspeth Thompson, The Sunday Telegraph 13/01/02

Although you can use any borlotti bean for making 'Pasta e Fagioli', The bean to use is Lamon from Belluno in the Veneto region of Italy. Variegated bean, pinkish red splodges on white. High iron and fibre content. 

Approximate seeds quantity: @50
Beans per pod: 6-7 beans
Weight: 35g
Sow: from 
April - June
Plant height: 180-190cms
Growing Habit - Shelling Bean 

Partnership plant: Chard, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Cucumber, 
Chicory and Radicchio, Lettuce, Aubergine, Radish.

What to sow after: Chard, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Cucumber, 
Chicory and Radicchio, Fennel, Endive, Lettuce,  Aubergine,
 Melon, Pepper, Tomato, Leek, Parsley, Radish, Spinach, 
Lamb's lettuce, Courgette.


  • 5
    Borlotto bean lamon

    Posted by Mick Coleman on 11th Mar 2024

    Sowed these las month to put in containers on the patio. Every seed came up healthy and strong, planted the out last week they really are looking good already in their containers. Looking forward to having a good harvest end of summer. These are superb.

  • 5
    Borlotti Lamon

    Posted by P W on 8th Apr 2021

    A fantastic bean - truly the best borlotti you can grow! It grows well in the UK climate giving you a large crop in late summer.