Dwarf Bean - Opera
This is an early maturing Kenyan-type bean which produces heavy crops of slim, dark green, 10-12cm stringless pods over a long season. They are easy to harvest as the plant has an upright, open habit. With its resistant to Halo Blight, Mosaic Virus and Anthracnose, it is the perfect choice for organic gardeners, as Opera has no problems with Botrytis.
Sow seeds individually in 7.5cm pots at 18-20C from mid-April for transplanting outdoors after all risk of frost. Alternatively, sow outdoors from late April to late July after all risk of frost has passed. Bean seeds can be sensitive to low soil temperatures, so delay sowing until the soil has warmed up. Sow 15cm apart, 5cm deep and in rows 45cm apart. For early crops under glass, sow in heat from February onwards. Hoe regularly and keep well-watered and mulched in dry periods.