Climbing French Bean Borlotto lingua di fuoco 2 Veg Seeds
Popular Name: Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris Plant Height: Plant Class: Pack quantity: 50 Seeds Item code: 26336 Despatch: Within 7-10 days
Attractive enough to be grown at the back of flower borders, this versatile Italian vegetable is also known as the fire-tongue bean. It can be used fresh, when steaming helps to retain the colour, or more traditionally shell the beans, dry them and use during autumn and winter in a wide range of warming dishes.
Sow outdoors May-early June, 2 seeds per position. Depth 5cm/2in. Rows 60cm/2ft apart Spacing 25cm/10in apart. Sow Indoors April-May in pots of compost, 2 seeds per pot. Harden off/plant out from May. Spacing 25cm/10in apart, in rows 60cm/2ft apart. Harvest June to October, when pods have coloured up, or leave on the plants to mature and dry out. Pick regularly to encourage a continuous supply of beans. For bumper crops, dig in plenty of well rotted compost prior to sowing. Keep well watered and weed free. Provide support.
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