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Phaseolus vulgaris

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Cherokee climbing beans, great as fresh green french beans or left as black beans for stews and vege burgers. Pictured flowering on the rhs of the photo.

Phaseolus vulgaris | Bredfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13
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200cm × 50cm

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Plant Finder: about Phaseolus vulgaris

Common names

French bean, Black bean, Flageolet bean, Haricot bean, Kidney bean, Pinto bean, Green bean, Common bean, Bean


Phaseolus vulgaris (French bean). French beans are easy to grow. Make sure the soil is warm and well drained, sow the seeds 2in deep in fertile soil and keep your soil evenly moist. You should harvest the beans when the pods are 4in long.


They will need plenty of sunlight and ample moisture. They prefer a humus-rich well-drained soil. Harvesting may start in mid summer and may end in early autumn.

Interest and use

Culinary, vegetable, food

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Phaseolus vulgaris | Bredfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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Bredfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13
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