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The variety everyone knows - probably because it is reliable, crops well and produces beans of outstandingly good flavour. There are better strains available, but none which is as well loved or as widely grown as this great old performer.
Sow outdoors May to July. Depth 2in/5cm Sow indoors April, in trays or singly in peat pots. Protect from frost in a greenhouse or cold frame Harden off/plant out Late May to early June to final position. Water well and remove weeds as they appear. Keep the roots cool with a mulch of rotted lawn clippings etc. or a cover of black polythene, punctured with a fork. Support: With bean frames, canes or netting. Harvest July onwards. Harvest regularly to encourage a continuous supply of beans. Suitable for freezing.
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