Dwarf Bean Collection

Phaseolus vulgaris | French Bean, Green Bean

Half-hardy Annual

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Heavy crops of delicious French Beans

Includes and green and yellow podded varieties

Ideal patio crop

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This productive collection will produce more than enough tasty Dwarf French Beans for your family meals this summer, with plenty to spare for the freezer. These three modern varieties offer good disease resistance, delicious flavour and a crisp, stringless texture - as well as a bright splash of colour from golden-podded ‘Voletta’. Dwarf French Beans are neat, compact plants that make a great choice where space is limited - you can even grow them in containers on the patio. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

  • Contains 4 of each of the following varieties:
  • Dwarf Bean ‘Maxi’ - Prolific crops of 20cm (8") long beans are produced well above the foliage, making it easy to spot when they are ready to pick.
  • Dwarf Bean ‘Primavera’ - Enormous yields of 'pencil' straight green beans with a superb flavour.
  • Dwarf Bean ‘Voletta’ - With a crisp texture and a delicious flavour, these golden beans taste as good as they look.

Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Half-hardy Annual

kitchen gardenpatio

full sun

Flowering Months Harvest Months

12 dwarf bean jumbo plug plants (4 of each variety) (KB8523)
6 dwarf bean jumbo plug plants (2 of each variety) (KB8522)

Pot up plug plants and grow them on in warm, bright conditions until all risk of frost has passed. Gradually acclimatise dwarf French beans to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to planting outdoors.

Grow dwarf bean plants in rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun or semi shade. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted garden compost to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Avoid using products that are high in nitrogen such as farmyard manure, as this may promote lush foliage instead of beans. Plant French beans at a distance of 22cm (9”) apart in staggered rows for the highest yields. Water the plants in well after planting.

Cover young French bean plants with fleece to protect them from late frosts. Water dwarf beans regularly, particularly as the flowers develop, and provide a liquid feed every 14 days during mid-summer. Dwarf French Beans can be harvested from July to September. Pick the beans regularly and a little on the young side to ensure top quality and prolonged cropping.

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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