Bean (Dwarf French) Seeds Borlotto Firetongue Suttons

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Bean (Dwarf French) Seeds Borlotto Firetongue Suttons

£2.99

The ‘Borlotto Firetongue’ is a colourful multipurpose Italian speciality, used for the fresh young pods or matured and ripened for use as haricot beans. The spectacle of flat pods are particularly eye catching, making them an attractive and productive addition to the vegetable plot. The pods are heavily splashed with red and cream streaks white will disappear when cooking.

Sow your beans indoors from April for later transplanting, or directly outdoors from May to July.

Sow indoors at a depth of 2cm in 7.5cm pots or trays of free draining seed sowing compost. Place inside a propagator or seal inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 12-25C until germination which will take up to 10 days. Do not exclude any light as this will help with germination. Once germinated grow on in cooler conditions until there is no risk of frost. Acclimatise your beans to the outdoor conditions for up to 10 days before planting outdoors in fertile, well drained soil with full sun and protection from strong winds.

Alternatively, directly sow your beans outdoors when the soil is warmed. Sow 2 seeds per station at a depth of 5cm and distance of 23cm apart. Plant in rows that are 60cm apart, or if you are limited to space grow them onto a wigwam structure.

Harvesting period: July- September.

Products stocked will vary at each centre, please check availability before you visit to avoid disappointment.

We will be pleased to order out of stock items  but this will be dependent on the availability from the supplier.

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The ‘Borlotto Firetongue’ is a colourful multipurpose Italian speciality, used for the fresh young pods or matured and ripened for use as haricot beans. The spectacle of flat pods are particularly eye catching, making them an attractive and productive addition to the vegetable plot. The pods are heavily splashed with red and cream streaks white will disappear when cooking.

Sow your beans indoors from April for later transplanting, or directly outdoors from May to July.

Sow indoors at a depth of 2cm in 7.5cm pots or trays of free draining seed sowing compost. Place inside a propagator or seal inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 12-25C until germination which will take up to 10 days. Do not exclude any light as this will help with germination. Once germinated grow on in cooler conditions until there is no risk of frost. Acclimatise your beans to the outdoor conditions for up to 10 days before planting outdoors in fertile, well drained soil with full sun and protection from strong winds.

Alternatively, directly sow your beans outdoors when the soil is warmed. Sow 2 seeds per station at a depth of 5cm and distance of 23cm apart. Plant in rows that are 60cm apart, or if you are limited to space grow them onto a wigwam structure.

Harvesting period: July- September.