Eventual height & spread
bean (runner) 'Moonlight' (PBR)
runner bean or Phaseolus coccineus 'Moonlight'
- available to order from winter
- approx 45 seeds
- Position: full sun
- Soil: deep and fertile with reliable moisture
This self-pollinating runner bean has been specially bred to produce a bumper crop - even under poor weather conditions. It first produces a mass of pretty white flowers, but then goes on to develop smooth-skinned fleshy beans up to 23cm long, which have an excellent flavour. These are not only delicious, but offer a good source of vitamin C, folic acid, iron and fibre.
- Growing Instructions:Choose a spot in full sun with the richest soil you can provide - ideally digging in plenty of well-rotted organic matter before planting. From late spring sow seeds direct 5cm deep and about 20cm apart and support with sturdy hazel bean poles. Protect seedlings from slugs and squash blackfly as soon as they appear on shoot tips. Runner beans make very beautiful and productive annual climbers in the ornamental garden too when grown on fences or up wigwams in the flower borders.
- Sow: April-June
- Harvest: July-September