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Phaseolus coccineus ‘Czar runner bean’

Runner bean

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourRed, white, pale pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Phaseolus coccineus ‘Czar runner bean’ (Runner bean). This variety produces a good flavoured bean with white seeds.

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

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, snails, black fly and green fly.

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