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Climbing Bean Collection

Phaseolus vulgaris | French Bean, Green Bean

Half-hardy Annual

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4 superb varieties!

Pick regularly for the highest yields

Long cropping season

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Climbing French Beans produce heavy yields over a long picking season. This collection of delicious French Beans will give you more than enough stringless beans to feed the whole family, and share some with your neighbours too! Reliable and easy to grow, they are ideal for the vegeatble garden or even in containers on the patio. Height: 180cm (70"). Spread: 30cm (12").

  • Contains 4 plants of each of the following varieties:
  • Climbing Bean ‘Cobra’ - Produces heavy crops of smooth, round, stringless green pods of about 18cm (7") over a long cropping period.
  • Climbing Bean 'Monte Cristo' - Tender, bright green pods grow up to 25cm (10") in length, remaining stringless and crisp even if harvesting is delayed for a few days.
  • Climbing Bean ‘Monte Gusto’ – Attractive golden pods that taste as good as they look! Uniform crops are produced in heavy yields throughout the cropping season.

Height Up to 180cm (70in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Half-hardy Annual

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12 climbing bean jumbo plug plants (4 of each variety) (KB8521)
6 Jumbo Plug plants (kb8520)

Pot up plug plants and grow them on in warm, bright conditions until all risk of frost has passed. Gradually acclimatise plug plants to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting French beans outdoors in rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun with protection from strong winds.

Plant Climbing beans in rows that are 60cm (24”) apart, or where space is limited, try growing climbing beans onto a wigwam structure. Climbing beans require support from garden canes, strings or netting which should be put in place at the time of planting.

When growing beans, hoe between plants often and water regularly. Provide a compost mulch around the base of bean plants to combat dry periods. For the best crops harvest beans regularly while the pods are still young.


Culinary note: Suitable for freezing. Caution: Cook climbing beans before eating to avoid discomfort.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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