Runner Bean 'Desiree' (Seeds)

Phaseolus coccineus

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?


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An excellent, high quality, white-flowered variety, that provides huge crops of long, broad pods.Plants can be grown close together, as little as 15cm (6in) apart, making them useful for gardens large or small. Pods are tasty and juicy, and almost completely stringless. Height: 300cm (118"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Height Up to 300cm (119in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Half-hardy Annual

full sun

Sowing Months Flowering Months Harvest Months

1 packet (30 runner bean seeds) (TKA54121)

  • Sow seeds indoors in April, 5cm (2in) deep in 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays of good, free-draining seed compost.
  • Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and keep at 18-20°C (64-68F) until after germination which takes 7-10 days.
  • Seeds can also be sown May to early July direct outdoors, 15cm (6in) apart, 5cm (2in) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart.
  • Acclimatise indoor grown plants to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all risk of frost.
  • Support plants with canes or netting, hoe regularly and keep well watered, mulch during dry periods.
  • Harvest bean pods from July to October.
  • A good source of vitamin C, folic acid, iron and fibre.

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