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A heavy, reliable cropper with gorgeous violet flowers and sweet, stringless beans.
Cobra French Bean Seeds
[60 days] One of the most reliable French climbing beans, Cobra is a quick-growing pole bean that produces a huge amount of green, stringless pods that taste amazing. The vines grow to about 180cm (6ft) and begin producing long before most other varieties.
Disease-resistant (BCMV race 1), beautiful, and prolific—what’s not to love? Eat them raw or cook them lightly. They also can and freeze well (which is good, because you’re going to have a lot of them.) Pick young for best flavour. Keep picking for a long, continuous harvest.
An RHS Garden Merit Award winner.
Height: 180cm (6’). Spread: 30cm (1’)
Can you grow Cobra French beans in grow bags? Yes, you can grow your French Beans in grow bags, this isn't a good idea though as your plants need a lot of compost when being watered often. Once your French Beans are fully grown you will find that your grow bags won't offer the support needed.
How much space do you need between each Cobra plant? You can plant your Cobra pole beans in 4 to 6 inches apart in rows that are 34 inches apart for maximum root stablity that offers growth. If you want to plant more seeds in one position you can use a method called hill planting - plant your Cobra French beans in groups of 4 to 6 seeds per hill and leave a space of 30 inches between each hill.
How high will my Cobra French beans grow? Cobra's climbing vines can reach heights of 10 to 15 feet when there is enough support. To efficiently support your pole beans you will need trellis or staking.
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 60 Days
- Max Grown Height
- Packet Seed Count
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