Vigorous plants producing a tremendous crop of very long, thin green pods up to 45cm in length, hence their name. Fagioli Rampicanti Dolcio del Metro is also known as ‘asparagus bean’. Flavour is at its best when picked young and tender.
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|Seed - Sowing:||These beans require a minimum soil temperature of 20C, so seed sowing must be delayed until these conditions prevail, usually from May in succession to August. Earlier sowings can be made under glass during March and April for earliest crops. Prepare the soil prior to sowing to create a level, weed free bed. Plant seed in rows 90cm apart with seed stations every 40cm in the rows. Using a dibber place 3 to 4 seeds at each station 3 to 5cm deep. Cover seeds with soil and firm. |
|Seed - Growing:||Water regularly after sowing and throughout the cropping period. Supporting poles, canes, or netting, at least 180cm tall should be in place before sowing. Mulching between rows with straw will conserve moisture and suppress weeds. |
|Seed - Aftercare:||Continually pick the beans before they become too large and coarse. |
|Seed - Cropping:||July to October |
|Seed - Plant Type:||Vegetable/Salad Vegetable |
|Seed - Contents:||Contents: 30 grams |
|Manufacturer:||Thompson & Morgan|
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Imaginative marketing techniques have made Thompson & Morgan the industry's pace-setters and have helped keep the company dynamic and young at heart. The quality of the product is the cornerstone of the Thompson & Morgan's success, and quality control dominates every aspect of Thompson & Morgan's operations. All suppliers have to stipulate seed germination rates, regular checks are made by T&M's management of all contracted growers' crops and every consignment of seed is rigorously tested in the laboratory and trial grounds by the company's technicians. Finally, the seed is foil packed to retain pristine freshness before being inserted into the well-known and distinctive Thompson & Morgan packets. With every packet comes the company's guarantee as to its viability.