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Phaseolus coccineus ‘Achievement runner bean’

Runner bean

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Phaseolus coccineus ‘Achievement runner bean’ (Runner bean). These reliable pods are green about 40cm long and the seeds are purple. A maincrop with long, smooth, slender pods.

Characteristics

Perennial, Vegetable

Other common names

Bean

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need plenty of sunlight and ample moisture. They prefer a humus-rich well-drained soil, well-prepared and enriched with compost or rotted manure. Harvesting may start in late summer and end in mid autumn. Fairly easy to grow.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and root rot.

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