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Runner Bean Moonlight Vegetable Seeds

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Totally unique in the Bean World this absolutely delicious variety is the culmination of many years breeding work. It contains some of the elements of Climbing French Beans but with a Runner Bean flavour, shape and habit and uniquely it also has the potential for self pollination - now that's got to be good!
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Totally unique in the Bean World this absolutely delicious variety is the culmination of many years breeding work. It contains some of the elements of Climbing French Beans but with a Runner Bean flavour, shape and habit and uniquely it also has the potential for self pollination - now that's got to be good!
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SKU WW-515
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom
Manufacturer Plants of Distinction
Scientific name Phaseolus coccineus
Common name Scarlet Runner Bean
Seeds/packet 25
Sådd Klätterbönans, blomsterbönans och dvärgbönans fröer är stora och lätta att så. Du kan antingen så dem inomhus i kruka eller direkt i köksträdgården. Om du sår dem utomhus så behöver du dock varma förhållanden för att fröet skall gro. Grodden blir både snabbare och mer tillförlitlig om du sår fröet inomhus. Sätt fröet i en kruka på ca 4 cm djup i slutet av april eller början av maj. Det tar ca 3 veckor för plantan innan den är redo att planteras ut. Ställ gär ut plantorna på en kall veranda eller liknande ett par dagar så att de hinner acklimatisera sig till sina nya villkor utanför! Sår du utomhus blir det bäst i slutet av maj - mittan av juni. Så på ca 5 cm djup med ca 15 cm mellanrum. Sätt gärna två frön bredvid varandra och gallra sedan bort den minsta av plantorna som kommer upp. Du behöver ha klätterstöd för dina bönor.
Germination (days) 14-21
Sowing depth 4-5 cm
Plantavstånd 45 cm
Exposure Full Sun
Cultivation Advice Climbing French beans tend to be smaller than runner beans and have more tender pods. The immature pods are eaten whole, semi-mature pods are shelled and the beans inside eaten, mature pods can also be shelled and the beans eaten fresh or dried and stored like kidney beans. Climbing varieties can reach up to 2.5m in height and are best grown up canes.

Dwarf French beans produce the same type of beans and pods as climbing beas and are used in the same way, but the plants are more compact generally about 45cm tall. Dwarf beans are good for growing in containers.

Runner beans have a more pronounced flavour than French beans. The plants are more prolific, some can grow up to 2.5m tall, and the beans produced are very long and flat.

Dwarf runner beans produce beans like standard runner beans on very compact plants. Some varieties of dwarf runner beans are can be quite ornamental in containers.

Quintessentially British, runner beans are one of the easiest of all vegetables to grow. To many people both summer and the vegetable plot would be incomplete without them.

Bean seeds are large and easy to sow. They can be started indoors or planted direct into the vegetable garden but need warm conditions to germinate.

Sowing bean seeds indoors gives a faster and more reliable germination rate, particularly for runner beans. At the end of April through to early May sow a single bean seed, 4cm or 1 and a half inches deep, in a 3 inch pot filled with multi-purpose compost.

Seedlings will be ready to plant out after about three weeks. Before planting out, put them in a cold frame or a cool porch for a few days so that they can acclimatise to the conditions outside.

Alternatively, climbing, runner and dwarf beans can be grown from seed sown directly in the soil between the second half of May and the middle of June.

Before sowing outdoors you will need to construct a support for your beans, wigwams or a double row of inward sloping 8ft canes are popular support options for runners and climbing beans.

Sow beans outdoors from mid-May until July, 5cm deep, two seeds per support cane, spaced 15cm (6in) apart. After germination remove the smaller and less robust of the two young plants thinning to one plant per cane.

As they grow, ensure the plants continue to twine around their canes and water well. Runner beans are particularly thirsty. Picking beans regulary and often will encourage a longer cropping period.
Skörd(x) Bönorna är törstiga så vattna rikligt. Bönorna kan skördas kontinuerligt.
Harvest August
Plant Height 150-175 cm
Skördemängd Riklig
Näring innehåller proteiner, fibrer och mineraler i stora mängder.
Care Easy
Attracts Pollinators Yes
KRAV marked No
Brand Plants of Distinction
Kort om odling När bönorna växer se till att de hela tiden har något at slingra sig runt. Långa bambustavar eller liknande kan vara bra att stötta med.
Height ca 2 m
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