Dwarf Bean Boston Thompson & Morgan
Heavy cropping, dark green, straight, round pods 15cm (6 inches) long on sturdy upright plants, over a long period. Excellent flavour and good pod colour; ideal for freezing. Height 45cm (18 inch) sturdy upright plants. Prefers rich, moist soil in an open sunny situation.
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Harvest Time: June,July,August,September,October
Runner Bean Red Rum Thompson & Morgan
A very early cropper producing lots of pods and very little foliage, resulting in a tremendous crop of succulentm 15-20cm (6-8in) pods. Runner Bean Red Rum is excellent for organic gardeners as this variety is Halo Blight tolerant. This means it will keep on cropping whilst other varieties are going down with this disease. (Please Note: Seed saved from this hybrid will not come true.)
Mangetout Oregon Sugar Pod Thompson & Morgan
This is surely the sensible way to grow and eat peas – no time consuming podding, no waste, just heavy crops of delicious, sweet and juicy pods of sugar-peas, often called ‘Mangetout’ or ‘Snow peas’. Well flavoured and excellent for lightly steaming or stir-fries,. The pods of Mangetout Pea Oregon Sugar Pod are large and flat (4½ inches long by ¾ inch wide) and stringless when young. This is the way peas will be eaten in the future. It just doesn’t make sense to go through the tediousness of discarding the pod if its so full of goodness and so delicious to taste.
Broad Bean Aquadulce Claudia Thompson & Morgan
This variety is universally recognised as being best for an autumn sowing. Broad Bean Aquadulce Claudia establishes itself very quickly and will produce a very early crop. It is white seeded and the pods are up to 23cm (9 inches) long. Height: 90-100cm (36-40in).
Pea Oasis Thompson & Morgan
The British bred Pea ‘Oasis’ is a wonderful maincrop variety that produces very heavy yields of wonderful quality. They grow to a height of up to 70cm and spread 25cm, the plants bear two blunt ended pods per node, each averaging 8 to 9 succulent deep green peas per pod.
They have a good resistance to pea wilt downy mildew, and are one of the highest yielding varieties available, demonstrating consistent qualities year after year. ‘Oasis’ is reliable and produces heavy crops with a deliciously sweet flavour.
An RHS Award of Garden Merit holder ‘Oasis’ is a normal leafed maincrop that can be sown in succession from March to June. Usually ready 12 to 14 weeks after sowing in normal circumstances it will crop in mid June onwards. The best thing to do is sow the seeds outside in early to mid March, then sow again in late April to early May. The second sowing will extend the cropping season and produce peas every three months.
Position in a sunny location with well drained and rich soil.
Pea Rondo Thompson & Morgan
An excellent, high quality, double podded variety, Pea Rondo is guaranteed to out perform ‘Onward’ in every way. One of the best cropping varieties in T&M trials, Pea Rondo produces rich green, straight, long pods containing on average 10 deliciously plump peas. Wrinkle (Main). Resistant to Fusarium Race 1.
Suitable For Freezing.
Runner Bean Lady Di Thompson & Morgan
‘Lady Di’ is an exceptional scarlet red flowered variety that produces long slim and blemish free pods of the highest quality. The harvest is rich and prolonged. The long slender beans are slow to develop seeds which means the pods can stay on the plant for longer before they become tough, which gives you more time to harvest.
Resistant to disease and a wonderful heat tolerance, they will produce pretty, fiery red flowers which develop into 25 to 30cm long fleshy and stringless beans growing 1.7cm wide. They will remain stringless even when matured.
Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit ‘Lady Di’ is not only edible but will make a colourful garnish to enjoy, and the pods are delicious when they are young and tender.
Plant in a position with moist, fertile soil in a sunny and sheltered plot. Sow successionally from April to July. If planting outdoors, wait until the last frosts are over.
Sow your seeds early indoors and this will give a faster and more reliable germination rate. Sow at the end of April 4cm deep in 7.5cm pots filled with multipurpose compost. Water and leave to germinate on a sunny windowsill for up to three weeks. Before planting out, put them into a cold frame to acclimatise them to the outdoor conditions.
You can directly sow your bean seeds outdoors from mid may to mid June, sowing 5cm deep next to a cane for support when growing.
This wonderful variety will not only be a new favourite of yours, but will also encourage vital insects into your garden.
Pea Ceresa Thompson & Morgan
An outstanding new ëPetit Poisí. Plants are semi-leafless almost self supporting with an abundance of easy to pick, well-filled pointed pods, containing up to ten small, but deliciously sweet peas. Height 50cm (20in).
Runner Bean Moonlight Thompson & Morgan
A major breakthrough in British breeding of Runner Beans. This unique, profusely white flowering variety combines the beneficial characters of French Beans into Runner Beans. Extra smooth, very fleshy, stringless, 25cm (10in) pods with a great texture and traditional runner bean taste. The vastly improved flower setting means an earlier and continual crop even during poor weather. Dark green foliage.
Pea Twinkle Thompson & Morgan
The ‘Twinkle’ Pea is a delicious variety, especially when picked fresh. The British bred variety is trouble free, producing impressive crops with Fusarium Wilt resistance and Downy Mildew tolerance. They are a compact first early variety that is self supporting when grown in blocks, perfect for successional sowing for a longer cropping period.
Directly sow your seeds outdoors from March to June once the soil has warmed and there is no more risk of frost. Choose a weed free position in moist, fertile and well drained soil in full sun. Sow your seeds in flat bottomed drills at a distance of 5cm. For crops in succession, sow seed every 10 days.
Mangetout Golden Sweet Thompson & Morgan
A tall growing variety with red leaf nodes and lovely mauve flowers followed by deliciously sweet pale golden-yellow, crisp pods. Best picked regularly before the peas swell in the pods, ideal steamed whole or added to stir fries. Mangetout Golden Sweet grows to 210cm (7ft) so needs support.