Pea Bean Seeds
Info: Strictly speaking, this old British heirloom is a bean that grows just like a runner bean or a climbing french bean. The plants produce flat pods similar to a large mangetout pea. The pods can be picked young and used whole as a french bean or left on the plants to mature and shelled like peas, or they can be left to mature fully and dry and then used as any other dried beans. The seeds are really pretty white and red-brown bicoloured. An absolute stunningl and versatile variety!
Sowing & cultivation: This variety is thermophilic, therefore sow directly outside in May/June when the soil temperature is at least 15 Celsius during the day. Sowing depth: 4-5 cm. Pea Beans require a sunny position with well-drained and nutrient-rich soil, but not acidic. Use a climbing support for the plants as you would do for runner beans.
|Botanical name||Pisum sativum|
|Location||sunny, moist, nutrient-rich soil|