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Butterbean Variety Use green as a runner bean or allow the pods to dry on the vine and pick as butter beans - the choice is yours. This reliable old variety yields rather rough looking pods, but what it lacks in looks it more than makes up for in flavour.
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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