This variety of Climbing Beans has flat Red and Green pods. They can be used whole like Runner Beans or shelled to give dry beans. When cooked the Pods lose the Red coloration and are a pure Green. For dry beans, the pods should be left on the plant until they are similar in color to the picture with this listing. Whole pods for cooking should be taken when the pods are have developed the red markings but the outer skin has not hardened.
Sow the seeds from Feb (under glass) until April
Min Germination temp 16 deg C
Begin planting out in May once all risk of frost has passed.
A well cultivated free draining moist soil suits the plants best.
The addition of some well rotted manure prior to planting out will encourage the plants.
A fortnightly feed with a 'Tomato' based liquid feed will help to improve harvest.