Maxi Dwarf Beans - are Tender Enough to Eat Raw!
The long, stringless beans are held well above the leaves, keeping them clean, visible and very easy to pick – no hiding among the foliage here! An excellent variety for freezing too.
Sufficient for 10m/30ft row.
Sow April - May. Harvest August - September.
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How to Guide
Sow individual seeds in 8cm (3in) pots of seed and potting compost. Keep pots in a frost free greenhouse.
Ensure the compost remains moist at all times, but not saturated. Gradually accustom the young plants to outside conditions for 2 - 3 weeks before planting them out to their cropping positions form late May onwards, when the danger of frost has passed.
Ensure supports are in place before planting out. Allow 30cm (12in) between plants in the row.
Sow individual seeds 5cm (2in) deep and 8cm (3in) apart. French beans are usually sown in double rows with 30cm (12in) between each row. Each row then supports the other.
They will require no further support. French bean seed is sensitive to cold, wet soils and will not germinate in unfavourable conditions. We therefore recommend you do not sow seed outdoors before May.
French beans require plenty of water to produce a good crop. Water generously in dry spells. They are generally disease and trouble free.