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A classic heavy-yielding French bean perfect for both early-season and main cropping.
Hunter French Bean Seeds
[80 days] A variety that combines the strong harvest of Runner beans with the tenderness and reliability of traditional French Beans, Hunter French beans have become a staple in many British gardens. The beans themselves are bright green, white-seeded, almost stringless, and grow to about 12 inches (25 cm) long. The plants grow well both under protection and outdoors, and can be happily interplanted with peas and runner beans.
Like all French beans, these freeze well. They’re also great for drying and using as haricot beans. And of course, they taste great both raw and cooked.
These are a climbing bean, so make sure to provide them a trellis, canes, or other support.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit
Can you grow Hunter french beans from seed? Sow you Hunter French bean seeds out doors 4 inches apart and 2 inches deep. You can begin sowing your seeds at the end of May and early June, covering with fine soil. Make sure you water well and create supports to minimise any damage to the new roots.
What vegetable seeds should Hunter french beans not be planted next to? French beans should not be planted near veggies that do not do well with extra nitrogen, like tomatoes and peppers. Hunter French beans also don't grow well next to beetroot, chives, onions and garlic as these can stunt the beans stalk.
What are good companion plants for Hunter french beans? Hunter French beans are fantastic companions to many vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, kale and peas. They benefit from the extra nitrogen levels that are given to the surrounding soil from the growth of beans.
Does Barlotto Hunter French Beans require support? Yes, Hunter is a climbing french bean meaning they require support or a frame just like runner beans
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 80 Days
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- Recommended Soil pH
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