Bean - Bicolour pean

Bicolour Pean Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 
30 seeds

Looks like a bean but tastes more like a sprouted pea, especially when young and fresh. But treasure is to be found when the pods are left to swell and the beans inside dry. Transformation occurs and a perfectly formed egg-shaped bean appears in the most sublime colour combination - half deep maroon, half alabaster, as if some little pixie has gone in and hand-painted each one for you. Excellent dried bean for winter dishes. A very old heirloom variety, not-widely-available.

These very productive beans thrive in well-prepared beds with lots of lovely organic matter. A climbing bean, pinch the shoots back when they reach the top of the supports to allow them to bush out. Seem to do well with less water.

 

Sow period September-January 
Soil temp for germ. Above 18°C 
Germ. time 4 days 
Plant initially In trays 
Time till harvest About 14 weeks 
Height To c.2m 
Spacing - Conv 15 cm 
Spacing - Bio intens 10cm 
Spacing - Square foot 9 
Position Full sun 
Watering Moderate


Category: beans, vegetable

Type: Seeds


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