Organic Speedy Dwarf Bean
Speedy Dwarf Bean: Phaseolus vulgaris
- Early variety.
- High yielding, with a good flavour.
- April/May, plant out after the last frost
- Harvest: from July to first frost.
Beans are one of the longest cultivated plants in the world and the genus Phaseolus originates from Central/Southern America. They were brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus who discovered them growing in fields while exploring what may have been the Bahamas. Beans have been an important source of protein throughout global history and still are today.
Dwarf Bean 'Speedy' as the name suggests is one of the earliest and quickest beans to produce pods to pick. It produces round-oval pods approximately 14cm x 10mm in size from 45cm tall plants. Attractive light green colour with good flavour. Ideal for container growing due to compact nature.
Sow: April to May, 5cm deep at 18-20°C. Transplant outside after the last frost allowing 25cm spacing between plants. Sow regularly from May - July for regular supply through to Autumn.
Grow: Prefers a full sun spot in neutral to alkaline soils and requires supports to grow up. Water particularly heavily, twice a week in dry weather. Mulch when conditions are very dry.
Harvest: June to October. Regular picking will encourage more bean production.