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A high-yielding, beautifully golden dwarf French bean with great disease resistance. Great in the allotment and in container gardens alike.
Orinoco French Bean Seeds
[60 days] Great as whole or fine-cut, Orinoco produces straight, golden-yellow pods that reach about 13cm (5”) in length. Their golden colour makes them easy to find and their dwarf habit makes them perfect for growing in containers of any kind. (No support needed.) Additionally, they do well in heavy soils and are resistant to the Bean Common Mosaic Virus, Anthracnose and Halo Blight.
Delicious lightly steamed and especially delightful in winter casseroles.
An RHS award-winning variety.
Does Orinoco French Beans require support? No, Orinoco is a dwarf french bean plant meaning they are self supporting and require no staking or climbing frame to reach maturity.
What pests are attacking my Orinoco French beans? Mites and beetles love harvesting on your French beans, by checking on your plants often you can prevent infestations by brushing the bugs off. You can spray insecticidal soap on your foliage and vines to wash away aphid colonies and spider mites.
What diseases can kill my Orinoco French beans? There are three common diseases that can attack and kill your Orinoco plants - brown spot, halo blight and common blight. These diseases leave brown, necrotic spots on the leaves and pods of your plants. If you start getting diseases then you need to destroy the plants that have been affected by the disease.
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 60 Days
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
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