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Phaseolus vulgaris

French bean

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  • Phaseolus vulgaris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, red
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Culinary, vegetable, food

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs, snails and black fly.

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