bean (runner) 'Hestia'
runner bean or Phaseolus coccineus 'Hestia' (dwarf)
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- approx 45 seeds
- Next / named day
- Position: full sun
- Soil: deep and fertile with reliable moisture
This compact runner bean can easily be grown in larger pots, so even if you have a tiny garden, you can still produce a delicious crop of tasty, stringless pods. It has an excellent resistance to diseases and even the bicoloured blooms are eye-catching.
- Growing Instructions: Choose a spot in full sun and enrich the soil by digging in plenty of well-rotted organic matter, or fill a large pot with a good, soil-based compost. From late spring sow seeds direct 5cm deep and about 20cm apart. Protect seedlings from slugs and squash blackfly as soon as they appear on shoot tips.
- Sow: April-June
- Harvest: July-October
- Approximate quantity: 45 seeds.