They grow very fast and get pretty big. The beans have just appeared last month and are still growing.
B23 - This is a Shelling bean with large white kidney shaped beans. This plant have a good production. The flat green pod can also be used as a French bean if picked young.
This bean can be use to make soups or in a summer bean salad.
Horticultural name: Phaseolus coccineus
Approximate seeds quantity: 40
Beans in a pod: 3-5 large beans
Sow: from April - July.
Plant height: 180-200cm
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.
Too late in ordering, so saving seed for next year to try.
Looks to be a tremendous crop, plenty of bean pods forming. Dying to taste the beans when ready. Very vigorous plants with healthy looking foliage, Well pleased.
I have been growing these beans on my allotment in the South of England for the past 4 years with 100% germination. I start them off in root trainers and then plant them out alongside canes just the same as runner beans. When the pods turn a light brown colour, I harvest them and use in soups and stews. Each bean is no smaller than a 50p piece and after soaking, increase in size. They freeze well too with no blanching needed. Any advice required by butter bean newbies, just contact Paulo for help. Absolutely love them.
Arrived on time - was as ordered. I won't know how good any they are until they grow next year