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Phaseolus coccineus ‘Bokkie runner bean’

Runner bean

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Phaseolus coccineus ‘Bokkie runner bean’ (Runner bean). This variety produces red flowers, the pods are about 10in. long.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Vegetable

Other common names

Bean

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Harvesting may start in Late summer. Harvesting may end in Mid autumn.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs, snails, black fly and green fly.

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