Vegetable Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
French Bean Blue Lake Climbing produces a heavy yield of thin tasty stringless pods over a long period.
The mid-green coloured pods are best picked when 10-12cm long & used fresh. The pods will snap with a crack when picked fresh not like the shop bought ones that have lost their freshness and become 'bendy'. The pods contain a white bean 'haricot' that can be dried and used in stews.
Do not eat the pods raw as they contain harmful toxins, these are killed on cooking. It grows to about 2m but we stop ours once they reach the top of our 1.8m canes by 'pinching out' the top growth. Keep picking the pods to encourage more to grow.
French bean Blue Lake Climbing produces pretty creamy yellow/white flowers that look lovely mixed with a purple sweet pea like 'Blue Velvet'.
French Bean Blue Lake is a heritage variety that can be traced back to the American Indians, California (pre 1885).
French Bean Blue Lake Climbing Vegetable Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 100 seeds per pack.|
Any soil type, except very heavy or acid.
|When to Sow:||
April under cloches, May to mid-July.
|How to Sow:||
2 weeks prior to sowing outside rake in an all purpose general fertilizer.Soak seed before sowing. Sow under cover from April, 5cm deep and plant out seedlings when 5cm high. Or direct sow 5cm deep after the last frosts have passed from mid May to July. Space them 25cm apart. Water well.
They will need support using canes and maybe netting if you wish. Keep moist and the area weed free.
|Harvest:||July to October. Regularly pick beans to maintain cropping and pick before you can see the bean shape inside to get the best bean.|
When to Sow French Bean Blue Lake Climbing Vegetable Seeds
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