Climbing Bean - Blauhilde
Enjoy delicious bunches of stringless, purple, fleshy pods picked straight from your garden. The colourful pods of Climbing French Bean 'Blauhilde' reach up to 27cm and can be picked continuously over a long period from July to October. This attractive and tasty variety also has good resistance to Bean Mosaic Virus so you can be sure of an excellent yield.
Sow mid April indoors or late April to July outdoors. Sow seed 4cm deep in 7.5cm pots or trays of good seed compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 18-21C until after germination which takes 7-10 days. Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed sufficiently, sow 15cm apart, 4cm deep. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all frost risk has passed. Grow as for Runner Beans and support with canes or netting. Hoe regularly and keep well-watered especially when flowering.