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Dwarf Bean 'Caledonia'

Phaseolus vulgaris | French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean

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This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

Pick tasty home-grown beans throughout summer and into autumn

Compact climber, ideal for more confined spaces or patios

Tender, stringless beans up to 15cm (6in) long

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Growing to around 60cm (24") in height, Dwarf Bean ‘Calendonia’ is compact in size and rewardingly high yielding, making it the ideal solution for growing in a confined space or patio container, either growing up a small wigwam or obelisk. New breeding has resulted in extended harvesting period and improved resilience. Not only incredibly productive, but the attractive cream-coloured flowers give this plant ornamental value too. Podding mainly towards the top of the plant makes for easy pickings, sow at intervals throughout spring and you can enjoy a tasty and nutritious crop of freshly-picked beans all the way through to autumn. Each bean typically reaches up to 15cm (6in) in length, ideal for steaming or boiling serving as a side to a main meal or blanched and used in salad. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 45cm (18”).


1 packet (100 seeds) (KA9945)

Sow dwarf bean seeds indoors from April to May for transplanting later on, or direct sow outdoors from late May to July. For early crops under glass, sow in heat from February onwards.

Indoors, sow bean seeds at a depth of 4cm (1 1/2”) in 7.5cm (3”) pots or trays of free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 18-21C (65-70F) until germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Once germinated, grow on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and the plants are large enough to be transplanted. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting outdoors 20cm (8”) apart in rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun with protection from strong winds.

Alternatively direct sow dwarf green beans outdoors when the soil has warmed. Sow 2-3 bean seeds per station at a depth of 4cm (1 1/2”) and a distance of 20cm (8”) apart. Plant dwarf beans in rows that are 45cm (18”) apart.

When growing beans, hoe between plants often and water regularly. Use cloches to aid establishment of earliest sowings. Keep well watered and 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.

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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