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Bean Climbing French Colour Collection
Our Jungle Special Mix of Colourful Climbing Beans  n£
Aprx 125 Seeds  £4.95   JS2951

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We have put together five of what we consider to be the best selection of coloured climbing beans as a special pack for anyone wishing to try more than one variety. Each packet contains 25 seeds of each variety and separately labelled. More information on each variety on this page.

Bean Barlotto Lingua Di Fuoco 2
Bean Cosse Violette
Bean Neckargold
Neckarkonigin Organic
Runner Bean Painted Lady

Bean Dwarf Colour Collection
Our Jungle Special Mix of Colourful Dwarf Beans  n£
Aprx 125 Seeds  £4.95   JS2952

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We have put together five of what we consider to be the best selection of coloured dwarf beans as a special pack for anyone wishing to try more than one variety. Each packet contains 25 seeds of each variety and separately labelled. More information on each variety on this page.

Bean Dwarf French Barlotto Suprema
Bean Dwarf French Stanley
Bean Dwarf French Hildora
Bean Dwarf French Purple Queen

Beans Dried Special Mix
Our Jungle Special Mix of Dried Beans   n£
Approx 125 Seeds  £4.95   JS3022

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We have put together five varieties of dried bean for you to try growing, apart from the pea bean they are all dwarf growing types best started off under glass and planted out in June. The Pea Bean is a climber so will need some support. Leave the beans to fully dry in the sun before harvesting and you will have a very healthy crop of dried beans.

Dried Beans are high in soluble fibre that helps reduce cholesterol, high in potassium and contain good quantities of magnesium along with other vital nutrients which help regulate blood pressure. Dried Beans are high in protein and carbohydrates, low in fats and calories. This combination with the soluble fiber make beans a great diet food and helps to reduce hunger.

Black Eyed Beans (Black Eyed Peas)
Black Turtle Beans
Cannellini Beans
Pinto Beans
Pea Beans

Bean Runner Collection
Our Jungle Special Mix of Runner Beans  n£
Approx 100 Seeds  £4.95   JS3205

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Our special collection of Runner Beans as a special pack for anyone wishing to try more than one variety. Each packet contains 20 seeds of each variety and separately labelled. More information on each variety on this page.

Bean Runner Enorma Organic
Bean Runner Painted Lady
Bean Runner Scarlet Empire
Bean Runner White Lady
Bean Runner Moonlight

Bean Asparagus  Red Noodle
Asparagus Yard Long Bean   n£
Approx 25 Seeds  £3.33   JS2350

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Bean Asparagus Red Noodle is a highly sought after red version of the yard long bean. The young delicious pods are dark red, tender and have a thick meaty but crisp texture with a very small seed cavity. The plants grow vigorously given enough heat and produce lots of long beans over a long period.

Bean Asparagus  - Orient Extra Long
Asparagus Yard Long Bean   n£
Approx 50 Seeds  £3.33   JS2041

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You can grow these tropical beans like runner beans starting off in small pots in late April before planting out after last frosts or grow in a greenhouse border. These tropical beans need heat to do well though and a hot sheltered spot or a greenhouse will give you the best results where they are very fast growing. This variety will produce pods from 15" to 36" long. Regular cropping required and pick the pods young. Please note that the plants do not like acid soil.

Bean Barlotto Lingua Di Fuoco 2
Red climbing French Bean n£
Aprx 75 seeds £2.21   JS2195

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I have not grown runner beans for many years as I find the stringless climbing french bean superior in flavour and easier to prepare for cooking or for the freezer. We are offering you four excellent varieties to try. This one is sometimes called ‘Fire-Tongue’, a mid-early climbing french bean with long, inflated pod containing around 7 cream coloured beans with red ‘splodges’. Sow Apr-mid Jul.

Bean Cosse Violette
Violet Climbing French Bean n£
Aprx 75 seeds £2.21   JS2198

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An old Italian favourite of mine with deep purple pods that turn green when cooked. Tender and a good flavour keeping well on the plants without going over too quickly.

Bean GoldField
Yellow Climbing French Bean n£
Aprx 50 seeds £2.21   JS2393

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A high quality stringless variety with flat yellow pods. Good vigour with a long harvest time. Pods are 26-28cm long and 25mm wide.

Bean Neckargold
Yellow Climbing French Bean n£
Aprx 50 seeds £3.33   JS2197

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This truly unique French yellow climbing bean was bred in the Netherlands by savvy breeders who wisely concentrated on flavour and appearance. The crisp and flavourful deep-yellow pods are quite long and have an oval shape. Excellent yields.

Bean Neckarkonigin

ORGANIC SEED
Green Climbing French Bean n£
Aprx 50 seeds £3.33   JS2199

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Produces an abundance of extra long 9”, fleshy, stringless, oval green beans with the best taste of any in our trials. Performs well in poorer weather conditions and the slim, firm pods can also be used for French-style slicing.

Bean Rob Red Splashed
Purple Splashed Climbing French Bean n£
Aprx 25 seeds £1.95   JS3535

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A climbing French bean with cream splashed purple pods. Tender when cooked young and older pods may be shelled like dried beans. A good flavoured bean and a colourful addition to the kitchen garden.

Bean Dalmatin
Calypso Bean, Orca Bean or Yin Yang Bean  n£
Aprx 75 seeds £3.95   JS2556

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This heirloom Bean has a remarkable black and white colour pattern which gives them the appearance of the Yin Yang symbol of Chinese astrology; other people see it looking like the Orca Whale. They are smoothly textured with a good mild flavour and are great for baked dishes and stews and can add visual appeal to almost any recipe or salad. It is a dwarf Bush Bean to 15" high, producing compact and high yielding plants, the beans can be harvested as green beans when very young and tender like French beans, or they can be left on the plant until the pods are dry. These can then be shelled to reveal the quite fascinating beans that can be dried.

Dwarf French Bean Barlotto Suprema
Red Dwarf
French Bean n£
Aprx 75 seeds £3.45   JS2256

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A high quality selection of dwarf barlotto beans. Produces a good yield of decorative pods containing highly colourful beans. Excellent flavour and adds real interest to meals.

Bean Dwarf French Stanley
Green Dwarf French Bean
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Aprx 75 seeds £2.21   JS3014

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A white flowering, white seeded variety that reliably delivers impressive yields of top quality beans. Medium green pods, 14cm x 10mm in size. Early maturity. Suitable for early and late sowings. Resistant to Halo Blight, Anthracnose and Bean Common Mosaic Virus.
 

Bean Dwarf French Hildora
Yellow Dwarf French Bean
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Aprx 75 seeds £2.21   JS2259

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Bright yellow-podded dwarf bean, producing high yields of 16cm long, straight pencil-podded beans. Very popular variety for colourful box schemes. Some disease resistance
 

Bean Fagiolo Do Spagna
Butter or Lima Bean
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20 seeds £2.95   JS3712

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Butter beans or Lima beans are native to Peru, where they have been cultivated for thousands of years. Like all beans, they are a rich source of protein and fibre. Limas typically require about 70 days after germination to be harvested as a shell bean but are sensitive to cold soil so germinate first under glass in pots before planting out 6" apart when the soil temperature has reached 60F or above. These beans are a pole variety needing a frame to climb.
 

Dwarf French Bean Purple Queen
Purple Dwarf
French Bean n£
Aprx 75 seeds £2.21   JS2257

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Long slightly curved dark purple pods that turn dark green when cooked. excellent flavour and stringless but best picked when pods are young. Some disease resistance

Broad Bean Aquadulce n£

Hardy Broad Bean

Aprx 50 seeds £1.49   JS2883

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Broad Bean Aquadulce is the BEST Broad bean for autumn planting. It establishes itself quickly and is able to produce a very early crop of large pods filled with good quality, tender white beans. Sow any time from early autumn to early winter when the ground is in a suitable condition.

Broad Bean Imperial Green Longpod n£
Aprx 50 seeds £2.49   JS2265

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This Broad Bean is always popular with high yields of large pods containing 5 to 8 green beans. A fairly hardy bean that grows to about 3ft and can be sown from February to March but watch out for severe late winter weather. In cold areas try starting these beans off in pots in a greenhouse for planting out in early April for an earlier crop.

Broad Bean Red Flowered n£

Aprx 50 seeds £2.95   JS3534

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A heritage seed with deep red attractive flowers followed by small pods of tasty beans on 3ft tall plants. An excellent choice for growing among a flower border where space for vegetables is limited. The beans are smaller than normal Broad Beans but are produced in abundance and of excellent flavour. As an added bonus the flowers are scented!

Broad Bean The Sutton

Dwarf Broad Bean n£
Aprx 50 seeds £2.29   JS2266

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A dwarf variety to 18" that we have been growing for many years. A hardy type suitable for an autumn or spring sowing and very useful for exposed positions. Good yields of 6 to 8 white beans per pod.

Bean Runner Hestia
Scarlet and White Flowered Dwarf Runner Bean
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Aprx 30 seeds £1.49   JS2960

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All the benefits of modern, stringless beans but on dwarf bushy plants, the pods are held above the ground to avoid disease and remain clean, perfect when no support is available. Suitable for container culture, roof top gardening, small gardens or growing in the flower border where the attractive bicoloured red and white flowers add to the attraction.

Bean Runner Moonlight
White Flowered Runner Bean
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Aprx 50 seeds £2.75   JS3206

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A recent development in runner beans, this variety features all the benefits of a good quality, white flowered variety coupled with some attributes of French beans. The result is a runner bean with good flavour and texture, plus the potential for self pollination. The pods are normally 30cm long.

Bean Runner Scarlet Empire

Scarlet Flowered Runner Bean n£
Aprx 50 seeds £2.66   JS2519

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A modern and much improved version of Scarlet Emperor, that produces smooth, narrow, and stringless pods, which typically measure 30cm by 2.5cm. Excellent vigour with a long cropping period. Resistant to all relevant viruses. New varieties of Runner Bean have improved setting in hot conditions and with stringless forms these might even tempt me back to growing them again instead of climbing French Beans!

Bean Runner White Lady

White Flowered Runner Bean n£
Aprx 50 seeds £2.66   JS2520

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A new modern variety with white flowers and excellent flavour. The mid green pods are slender, smooth and fleshy reaching about 30cm long. Another stringless variety with improved setting in hot weather.

Bean Runner Enorma Organic

Runner Bean Enorma n£
Aprx 50 seeds £2.66   JS2521

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A reselected prize winner type with straight long pods 30cm or more. Red flowering with purple seeds and a good flavour and popular with competition growers!

Pea Bean

Heritage Climbing French Bean n£
Aprx 50 seeds £3.95   JS2893

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Another heirloom Bean with a striking brown and white colour pattern like the Orca Bean. This is a bean that has a long 400 year history in the UK, and although it was almost lost to cultivation for a long period, surviving only in out of the way places and gardens it is now becoming available again. It is a climbing French Bean that can be harvested as green beans when very young and tender like French beans, or they can be left on the plant until the pods and beans are dry. These can then be shelled to reveal the quite fascinating beans that can be kept dried.

 

Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

Winged Bean n£
10 seeds £2.45   JS3735

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Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, the winged bean is a strong growing, twining perennial legume to 6ft with large beautiful pale blue flowers. The plant is thought to have originated along the east coast of Africa and is used for leafy green potherbs, fresh pods, dried beans, edible tubers, animal fodder and forage, green manure, and cover crops; the winged beans are the ultimate multi-purpose crop. Young seedpods cooked for a few minutes taste like French beans but the roots and foliage can also be used and the flowers taste a bit like mushrooms - am all purpose tropical plant not at all frost hardy though!

Soya Bean Black Jet
Soybean n£
30 Seeds  £3.33   JS2307

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Cool, short summers don't suit most soya beans - they need heat, water and humidity to do well. But this new, hardier variety 'Black Jet' is one of the best to grow in the UK in a poor summer. The black beans can be eaten raw with drinks and have a deliciously creamy, pistachio-like taste. To cook the beans boil the pods in unsalted or salted water for 10 minutes and then shell the beans inside, simply by squeezing beans out of the pods, for eating. The cooked or uncooked pods can be stored in the freezer for later uses and cooked with meat or mixed with other vegetables for various dishes. Grows to 2ft with white flowers.

Soya Bean Edamame
Soybean n£
30 Seeds  £3.95   JS1913

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This edible soybean, called Edamame, is grown mainly to harvest the young green-shelled beans for vegetable uses, but not for the matured soybean crops. Plants grow best in warm climates but poorly in cold conditions so a warm position will be needed. Harvesting is like peas, all at the same time, so a staggered sowing can be an advantage. Expect only 2 to 3 beans per pod. To cook Edamame, boil the pods in unsalted or salted water for 10 minutes and then shell the beans inside, simply by squeezing beans out of the pods, for eating. This is the Japanese way to enjoy Edamame and excellent for snacks and appetizers. The cooked or uncooked pods can be stored in the freezer for later uses and cooked with meat or mixed with other vegetables for various dishes.

Soya Bean Pripyat
Soybean n£
Aprx 100 Seeds  £1.95   JS3739

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Soya Pripyat is a new variety especially bred for cooler climates and intended for a matured soybean crop. Harvesting is like peas, all at the same time, so a staggered sowing can be an advantage. Expect only 2 to 3 beans per pod. Leave to mature into dry hard beans for storing, or pick while still green and cook like broad beans.
Soybean in comparison to other legumes is far superior in terms of health benefits:-

  • Low in fat with no cholesterol

  • Contains essential heart friendly omega-3 fats

  • An excellent source of fibre

  • Is a good source of enriched Calcium and Vitamin B12

  • Is a complete protein, containing all the amino acids essential to human nutrition

  • Provides important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and selenium

  • Rich in probiotics

  • Contains isoflavones which are beneficial in reducing risk of various cancers, heart disease and osteoporosis 

 

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