Organic French Climbing Bean Cobra
Climbing French Beans - Cobra: Phaseolus vulgaris
- High yielding, green French bean, stay tender even when quite large
- April/May, plant out after the last frost
- Harvest: June - October
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, Cobra is very reliable, with high yielding crop that is resistant to Bean Mosaic Virus 1. The pods stay beautifully straight up to 20cm and are tender even when quite large. Lovely pale violet flowers make this vegetable not only tasty but ornamental delight in the garden.
Sow: April to May, 5cm deep at 18-20°C. Transplant outside after the last frost allowing 25cm spacing between plants.
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.